US woman who sued GEICO for getting STD in her ex’s car could get Rs 40 crore in damages
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A decision in a related case could determine if the woman, who got the sexually transmitted disease, can be compensated by GEICO.
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- A woman who claims she got HPV from car sex with her ex can be awarded $5.2 million or over Rs. 40 crore in damages.
- A US court found that an earlier judgement in the case against GEICO was valid.
- The auto insurance company is challenging the idea that claim is covered by in insurance policy in a federal court.
However, the insurer had declined to pay out damages, taking matters to arbitration, an alternative dispute settlement recourse outside the judiciary courts.
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The man was found liable for not disclosing the status of his STD infection to his ex and the woman awarded damages worth $5.2 million or Rs 40.45 crore, which were to be paid by GEICO.
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Objecting to the judgement, the insurance company had filed a motion for a fresh hearing of evidence, saying the decision was violative of the company’s rights to due process. When those requests were denied, the insurer appealed to the court.
The three-judge panel, in their review, have upheld the judgement of the lower court denying the company’s motions.
Meanwhile, in a related case, GEICO is challenging the idea that the STD claim is covered by its insurance policy and the outcome of that federal court case would determine whether it has to pay out the settlement to the woman or not.
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