Bristol West Ins. Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Ins. Co., No. 08-2269 - Contract Law - U.S. First Circuit
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Bristol West Ins. Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Ins. Co., No. 08-2269

In a dispute involving the interpretation of an insurance contract, district court judgment is reversed where the plain language of the Out of State Coverage clause in the policy makes specific reference to any accident that occurs out of state, and does not focus on the limits of the out of the state financial responsibility law, and thus the insurance policy necessarily expands the amount of liability coverage in this case since the accident occurred in New Brunswick. 

Read Bristol West Ins. Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Ins. Co., No. 08-2269

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for District of Maine.
Decided July 1, 2009

Judges
Before Lynch, Chief Judge, Farris and Howard, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Lynch, Chief Judge.

Counsel
For Appellant: Peter C. Felmly, Melissa A. Hewey and Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon.

For Appellee: Hans H.J. Pijls, Plunkett Cooney, P.C., James D. Poliquin, Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC.

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