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Legal Memorandum: Reasonable Expectations Rule in VT

Issue: Is the ‘reasonable expectations’ rule applied only when terms are ambiguous?

Area of Law: Insurance Law
Keywords: Reasonable expectations rule; Ambiguous terms
Jurisdiction: Vermont
Cited Cases: 697 A.2d 667
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 05/01/2007

Application of the reasonable expectations rule in Vermont is not limited to ambiguous terms.  See State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Roberts, 166 Vt. 452, 697 A.2d 667, 672 (1997) (applying reasonable expectations test without finding the term at issue ambiguous). 

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