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Geico faces $5.2M payout to woman who got STD after sex in car

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 15:28:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Geico may have to pay $5.2 million to a woman who says she contracted a disease during sex in a car with a man insured by the company.

A Missouri Court of Appeals panel on June 7 upheld the award to a woman identified in court records as M.O.

She alleged a man she was in a relationship with did not tell her before they had sex in his car that he had HPV, the human papillomavirus.

The Maryland-based insurance company argued in its appeal that it had not been given due process and the arbitration agreement was unenforceable.

Geico has filed a separate federal lawsuit contending the man’s insurance policy doesn’t cover the claim.