Modification to the Direct Action Law in Wisconsin

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In May of last year, I wrote a blog post about the direct action statute in Wisconsin. This is the law that allows an injured party to sue the insurance company of the at-fault party directly. The Supreme Court has recently modified this law in its decision in Casper v. American International South Insurance. There was previously case law in Wisconsin that said in order for the direct action statute to apply, the insurance policy must have been delivered or issued in Wisconsin. In the Casper case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously overturned this case law now stating that for direct action to apply the subject injury need only take place in Wisconsin. In Casper, an automobile accident, the at-fault driver was operating a truck as part of his job duties. The insurance policy covering the employer was issued out of state. More information about the case can be found on the State Bar of Wisconsin website.
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