Frank Patterson and Gordon Queenan received a favorable order in the case of Kalisha Greene v. Sarah Parker; State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; and GEICO Casualty Company.
State Farm denied coverage in connection with an automobile accident based on the plain language of a step down clause in an Ohio-issued policy. Plaintiff (represented by Franklin D. Azar & Associates) sued State Farm on the basis that the step down clause was invalid under Colorado law. Plaintiff filed a motion for a determination of law on this issue. The Court found in State Farm’s favor, ruling that the plain language of State Farm’s policy was enforceable and there was no coverage.