10th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Claims In Bad Faith Suit

(January 22, 2016, 11:40 AM EST) -- DENVER — A federal district court judge did not err in dismissing an automobile insurance coverage suit because an insured’s minor son, who was unlicensed, was driving the vehicle and caused the accident, a 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Jan. 6 (Tracey Checkley v. Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Nos. 14-1482 and 14-1495, 10th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 277).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160125-030R.)

Johnny Branner invited 16-year-old James Checkley to go four-wheeling. Branner and Checkley drove in Branner’s vehicle until Branner...
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