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State Farm Verdict: Fraudulent Claims Handling

Hurricane Katrina, State Farm Insurance

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, “one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States” wrought devastation upon the Gulf Coast. It caused approximately $108 billion in damages and killed 1,833 people. The Coast Guard rescued more than 34,000 people from the floodwaters. Winds blew to speeds of up to 140 miles per hour. […]

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Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

Life insurance claims uncollected

Nothing can really compare with the grief caused by the death of a loved one. For some survivors, the loss triggers an set of practical financial problems. They worry about how bills will get paid. Will they lose their home or have to move to a smaller, less expensive place? What about the children and […]

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Public Policy Protections of Underinsured Motorist

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The Policy (Newsletter of the Insurance Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association) Allstate Insurance Company violated the consumer protection purposes of the Illinois Underinsured Motorist Statute when it denied recovery of underinsured motorist to an injured passenger. The Illinois Appellate Court reversed a trial court order that upheld Allstate’s assertion of a […]

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