Great Divide Insurance Co. v. Lexington Insurance Co.Annotate this Case
Here the Supreme Court answered a certified question from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts concerning the priority of coverage of two automobile insurance policies that both covered a single motor vehicle accident. A portion of the loss was covered by a primary insurance policy from an insurance company not a party to this case. The two policies at issue were triggered, according to the language in each policy, after the exhaustion of the primary policy. Each policy stated that it provided “excess” coverage and also contained an “other insurance” clause. In this opinion, the Supreme Court ultimately concluded that both excess policies covered the accident equally, after exhaustion of the underlying primary policy, to the extent of their respective policy limits.