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Woman struck by vehicle. As she exited a Target store, a Pennsylvania resident was struck by a vehicle operated by the defendant. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that an insurance company extinguished its subrogation right by allowing its insured to sign a general release as part of her settlement of a claim with one alleged tortfeasor.

The case

Barbara A. Baum, a tetraplegic Pennsylvania resident who utilized a wheelchair for mobility, asserted that she was struck by a motor vehicle operated by Leanne Diamond as she exited a Target department store and headed toward her vehicle in the parking lot.

Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. Mr. Meyerowitz is the Director of the Insurance Coverage Law Center and editor-in-chief of journals on insurance law, banking law, bankruptcy law, energy law, government contracting law, and privacy and cybersecurity law, among other subjects. He may be contacted at smeyerowitz@meyerowitzcommunications.com.

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