GRAVLEY v. NATIONWIDE MUT. INS. CO., 553 So.2d 52 (Ala. 1989)

GRAVLEY v. NATIONWIDE MUT. INS. CO., 553 So.2d 52 (Ala. 1989)
553 So.2d 52


88-338.Supreme Court of Alabama.
July 21, 1989.Rehearing Denied November 3, 1989.

Appeal from the Circuit Court, Jefferson County, No. CV-86-504-138, Jack D. Carl, J.

Alva C. Caine of Hare, Wynn, Newell Newton, Birmingham, for appellant.

Robert M. Girardeau and Jack M. Beard, Jr., of Huie, Fernambucq Stewart, Birmingham, for appellee.Page 53

MADDOX, Justice.

The issue in this case is whether Alabama, North Carolina, or South Carolina law should apply to the insurance policy providing uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage involved in this case. Our cases of Best v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co.,540 So.2d 1381 (Ala. 1989), and Cotton v. State Farm Mut. Auto.Ins. Co., 540 So.2d 1387 (Ala. 1989), hold that the law of the state where the insurance contract was made and maintained will control absent a contrary provision in the contract. Therefore, the judgment is affirmed on the authority of Best and Cotton.


HORNSBY, C.J., and ALMON, ADAMS and STEAGALL, JJ., concur.