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ALLEN v. INDUSTRIAL INDEMNITY COMPANY.
72841.
BENHAM, Judge.
Action on policy. DeKalb Superior Court. Before Judge Tillman.
1. Appellant's decedent, an employee of Sandy Springs Toyota, Inc., was killed in an automobile accident involving a car owned by Sandy Springs Toyota and insured by appellee Industrial Indemnity Company. Appellee paid the basic $5,000 personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to appellant, who, claiming that the application for insurance completed by the policyholder did not meet the requirements of OCGA 33-34-5 (b), sought to elect increased optional PIP benefits and tendered the premium therefor. Appellee declined to provide the increased coverage, and appellant filed suit. Cross-motions for summary judgment were filed, and appellant takes issue with the denial of her motion and the grant of summary judgment to appellee.
Travelers Ins. Co., 172 Ga. App. 198 (322 SE2d 522) (1984). This court's decisions in Bailey and its progeny pretermits any questions raised by appellant as to whether appellee's application form met the requirements of OCGA 33-34-5 (b). Southeastern Fid. Ins. Co. v. Timmons, 172 Ga. App. 366 (323 SE2d 183) (1984); Dobbins v. Occidental Fire &c. Co., 171 Ga. App. 98 (319 SE2d 31) (1984). See also Bailey, supra at 707. Appellant cites Perry v. Intl. Indem. Co., 251 Ga. 709 (309 SE2d 139) (1983), in support of her position. That case, however, has been distinguished from the factual situation presented in the case at bar. See Occidental Fire &c. Co. v. Buyce, supra at 883.
2. Appellee's request for the imposition of a $500 penalty for frivolous appeal under Rule 26 (b) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals is denied.
Henry E. Scrudder, Jr., for appellee.
Paul R. Koehler, Todd K. Maziar, for appellant.
DECIDED NOVEMBER 21, 1986.
Thursday May 21 14:43 EDT


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