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UIM payment does not affect verdict amount (access required)

A $1.5 million jury verdict against defendant cannot be offset by plaintiff’s $750,000 payment from her uninsured/underinsured motorist policy. Facts White was driving when Llewellyn backed out of her driveway and struck White’s vehicle. White was seriously injured and sued Llewellyn for $3 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. Llewellyn had $250,000 in automobile ...