Minnesota Court of Appeals Determines Buses Operated by the Metropolitan Council are “motor vehicles” under the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act.

In a 3-0 decision this week in State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined that buses operated for public transportation by the Metropolitan Council are “motor vehicles” under the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act. Prior to this decision, Met Council, who is self-insured for its no-fault obligations, typically denied no-fault benefits to uninsured injured passengers, leaving injured persons to turn to the insurer(s) for any other vehicle(s) involved in the accident.  Read more here.

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