Wesley Sawyer, shareholder at M&G, has argued 3 cases in the South Carolina Supreme Court. He also expects to argue another case before the Court this fall. One of those arguments resulted in a published decision. In Nationwide Insurance Company of America vs. Knight, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the application of a named driver exclusion to underinsured motorist coverage. As long as an insurer complies with the statutory requirements for a named driver exclusion, the Knight decision confirms that insurers can continue to rely on the insured’s and the insurer’s agreement that coverage under an insurance policy will not apply while a named excluded driver operates a vehicle. (The court has not yet ruled on whether this holding also applies to claims involving uninsured motorist coverage but a ruling is expected in the near future).