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No UM/UIM Coverage Available To Person Overage Available To Person Injured By City Owned Street Sweeper

In White v. Continental Ins. Co., 119 Nev. 114, 65 P. 3d 1090 (2003), the Nevada Supreme Court faced a unique situation.  The question was whether an Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) carrier owed benefits to an insured who had been injured when his automobile was hit by a street-sweeping machine owned by the City of Reno.  The doctrine of Sovereign Immunity protected Reno.  Nevada’s Waiver of Sovereign Immunity Statute, N.R.S. 41.031 et seq. provides that recovery against any … [Read more...]