The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a woman’s $5.2 million settlement from Geico over a sexually transmitted disease she contracted in a car.
The woman, identified only as M.O. in court documents, contracted HPV, the human papillomavirus, from an insured Geico member in his car. She alleged he knew he had the virus but had unprotected sex with her in his car anyway. As a result, the woman notified Geico she would be seeking damages from the company in February 2021.
An arbitrator found the insured man liable for not disclosing his viral status, and the settlement amount was allotted in the Jackson County Circuit Court. Geico was ordered to pay the damages.