A woman, known herein as M.O. because her identity is concealed, slept with a man in his vehicle in 2017. Later that year, she discovered that she had contracted HPV, a sexually transmissible virus that can cause cervical cancer, from the man. (Credit: PAUL FARMER/Wikicommons) A woman, known herein as M.O. because her identity is concealed, slept with a man in his vehicle in 2017. Later that year, she discovered that she had contracted HPV, a sexually transmissible virus that can cause cervical cancer, from the man. (Credit: PAUL FARMER/Wikicommons)

The Missouri Supreme Court has vacated a ruling in one of the most sensational stories of 2022, in which a lower court ruled that an auto insurance company must pay a $5.2 million settlement to a woman who claimed she unwittingly caught a sexually transmitted disease from her former romantic partner in his car which was covered by the insurer.

A woman, known herein as M.O. because her identity is concealed, slept with a man in his vehicle in 2017. Later that year, she discovered that she had contracted HPV, a sexually transmissible virus that can cause cervical cancer, from the man.

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