Dallas-based Perry Law secured an important ruling on behalf of client GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company in an insurance coverage dispute seeking class-action status.
U.S. District Judge Kea W. Riggs dismissed Texas-based GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company from the suit after ruling that the company does not conduct business in the state.
The lawsuit stems from a 2017 crash involving plaintiff Michael Thaxton and an underinsured driver. Mr. Thaxton claims that GEICO failed to disclose details about the policy’s coverage of damages caused by underinsured drivers. The lawsuit seeks class-action status to include New Mexico motorists who have GEICO insurance and were denied coverage for accidents involving underinsured drivers.
Mr. Thaxton sued eight GEICO associated partners for negligence, breach of contract, and violation of state consumer protection and insurance laws.
Read a summary of the case in Law360.