TALLENT v. NAT'L. GEN. INS. CO.

No. CV-95-0244-PR.

185 Ariz. 266 (1996)

915 P.2d 665

Maria A. TALLENT and David L. Tallent, wife and husband, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. NATIONAL GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, a Missouri corporation, Defendant-Appellant.

Supreme Court of Arizona, En Banc.

April 16, 1996.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Susan C. Ellerhorst, Paradise Valley, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Westover, Killingsworth & Beshears by Ralph E. Hunsaker, Frank M. Fox, Christopher Robbins, Phoenix, for Defendant-Appellant.

Broening, Oberg & Woods, P.C. by Neal B. Thomas, Phoenix, for Amicus Curiae Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona, Mid-Century Insurance Company, and Alpha Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

Steven J. Wells & Associates by William F. Begley, Tempe, for Amicus Curiae State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.


OPINION

MOELLER, Justice.

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

The trial court held that insurers who are required by former A.R.S. § 20-259.01(C) to offer underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) to insureds must also provide an explanation of the nature of such coverage.1 In a split decision, the court of appeals affirmed. We granted review and have jurisdiction pursuant to Ariz. Const. art. VI, § 5(3...

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