Nationwide Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Washrite, Inc., et al.

March 2017

Steven E. Leder and Rebecca H. Bossle obtained a summary judgment decision for Nationwide Insurance in a coverage case arising from a motor vehicle incident.  The key issue was whether the at-fault driver was an employee or independent contractor of Nationwide’s insured.  The Court agreed with Nationwide that the driver was an employee; thus, a step-down limit of $30,000 instead of $1 million applied. Nationwide Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Washrite, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-01083-JMC.