Microsoft Money has an interesting article on the link between smaller cars and higher insurance bills.  Particularly useful given the statistics which show that Americans are turning to smaller cars to deal with higher gasoline costs.  An excerpt:

Americans are looking to smaller cars for savings on spiraling gas prices and for lower emissions, but auto insurance savings may not follow.

But does a smaller vehicle equate to smaller car insurance rates? The answer, surprisingly, is usually no.

According to Insure.com’s research on auto insurance rates, switching from a larger vehicle to a small car such as a Civic or a Prius is likely to raise your insurance premium:

Click here to read the entire article.

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The Court of Appeals has posted its minutes for July 4th, here.  There weren’t any published cases dealing with torts or insurance.