Bartning v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co
In Bartning v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 162 Ariz. 344, 783 P.2d 790, 794 (Ariz. 1989), the Arizona Supreme Court reviewed an insurance policy with territorial restrictions identical to the restrictions at issue in the case at bar. See 783 P.2d at 791.
The court held that Arizona's public policy required that uninsured motorist coverage be territorially coextensive with liability coverage given the remedial purpose of the uninsured motorist statute and the general rule that the statute be liberally construed to effectuate that purpose. 783 P.2d at 794.