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Insurance Bad Faith Archives

Don't Trust the Insurance Industry says the Insurance Industry (Cigna)

In testimony presented to Congress, the Washington Post recently reported on the testimony of Cigna Insurance's former VP, Wendell Potter who said insurers "make paperwork confusing because 'they realize that people will just simply give up and not pursue it' if they think they have been shortchanged."

Insurer Stretches the bounds of reality to deny claims

As reported in the Houston Chronicle Great American Insurance Company is trying to avoid paying claims for the deaths of multiple people killed in a fire in an office building by arguing that their deaths were actually caused by smoke inhallation which is "pollution." This despite the fact that the policy undoubtably provides coverage for loss caused by fire.

Allstate settles bad faith lawsuit where Court issued $7,000,000 in fines for discovery abuse

Allstate recently settled a bad faith lawsuit where it had been held in contempt of court for refusing to produce documents pursuant to a court order. Allstate began racking up $25,000 in fines per day when it refused to follow the Judge's order to produce the documents.

Alltstate hit with Bad Faith Verdict-$16,000,000+

Another bad faith verdict against Allstate is upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals reported the Kansas City Star. This time it looks like it is going to cost Allstate a cool sixteen million dollars. Apparently, Allstate failed to respond to a demand in a case where its insured caused a head on collision leaving the two claimants in the hospital for 35 and 40 days respectively.

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