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This article addresses the increasingly occurring situations where "step-down" clauses are inserted in auto policies to defeat coverage for particular classes of claimants. The article points out that step-down clauses that reduce the recovery of family members to minimum limits and protection of permissive users to minimum limits are subject to challenge for being unfair, unconscionable, violative of public policy, violative of reasonable expectations, and for creating ambiguity in an auto policy, and as such, need to be scrutinized by the Montana Supreme Court.
Defeating the "Step-Down" Clause in Auto Insurance
Tr. Trends 31
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