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When an insured submitted her claim for uninsured motorist coverage to her carrier, GEICO, the carrier offered half of what was available under the policy in exchange for a release of all claims. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reduced a $2.5 million punitive damages award against Geico Indemnity Company to $1,064,282.44 after finding, among other things, that its conduct had been only of “low to moderate reprehensibility.”


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