Calif. Court Limits Role |Of Arbitrators In Disputes

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The California Supreme Court limited the role of arbitrators in resolving disputes between insurance companies and injured motorists seeking damages under the uninsured motorist provisions of their policies.

     The court considered two consolidated cases, both involving injured drivers who sought additional damages from their insurance companies after receiving the maximum coverage from the other drivers in the accidents.
     The justices held that the uninsured motorist provisions of their policies require arbitration of only two issues: whether a covered person is entitled to recover damages from the uninsured motorist and, if so, the amount of the damages.

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