Thursday, May 20, 2010

Superior Court holds that post-arbitration interest of twelve percent applies in context of uninsured and underinsured coverage

In my last post I started discussing the Superior Court case of Meaney v. OneBeacon Ins. Co., 2010 WL 1253600 (Mass. Super.), which concerns post-arbitration interest in the context of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

Judge Neel held that post-award interest in an arbitration case is twelve percent. His reasoning was that two SJC decisions affirmed awards at that rate without addressing whether the rate was appropriate.

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