Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson Succeed on Declaratory Judgment Action

May 21, 2015

Brian Wood, Bill Davidson, and Peter Stiteler successfully won a declaratory judgment action brought on behalf of their insurer client in which the insurer argued that its policy did not provide UM/UIM coverage for an accident arising between the insured semi-tractor trailer and a snowmobile. The United States District Court, District of Minnesota, agreed, reasoning that a snowmobile was not an “auto” as defined by the policy and was not required to be insured under Minnesota’s No-Fault Act. The Court therefore concluded that there was no UM/UIM coverage under the policy and granted the insurer’s motion for summary judgment. The opinion is United Financial Casualty Company v. Bradley Nelson, and can be found at MemoOpinion&Order