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Gov. Employees Ins. Co. v. Barros

The plaintiff, an insurance company, brought this action against the defendant seeking to recover uninsured motorist benefits which they had paid to an insured party who had suffered personal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision caused by the alleged negligence of the defendant. The defendant raised a special defense, claiming that the statute of limitations had expired and therefore the plaintiff was barred from bringing this claim against the defendant. The defendant claimed that the statute of limitations applicable to the underlying negligence claim had expired. The trial court concluded that the statute of limitations did not preclude the plaintiff from bringing their claim forward. The court rendered judgement in favor of the plaintiff. The defendant appealed.