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Allstate Must Pay $1 Million to Insured in Defamation Case

$1 Million Settlement On July 9, 2002, the home John Johnson purchased from his grandfather was destroyed by fire. Johnson contacted his insurer, Allstate Indemnity Company, to file a claim which ultimately was denied coverage. In a letter to Johnson denying coverage, Allstate made statements alleging Johnson misrepresented facts, committed fraud and concealed material facts. […]

Baby’s Cerebral Palsy Blamed on Vacuum Extraction

Hospital Claimed Injuries Pre-Existed Birth$1.8 Million Settlement 16 M.L.W.29, January 14, 2002, p.5 The parents of Jeremy Chambers sued for medical malpractice after Jeremy suffered permanent brain damage during his birth on Feb. 28, 1997. Jeremy’s mother suffered from gestational diabetes. After a prolonged labor, Jeremy was delivered by vacuum extractor. He now has cerebral […]

Carrier Refused Coverage Under ‘Bobtailing’ Policy

$1.36 Million Judgment 15 M.L.W.649, June 04, 2001 In 1998 Michael Carmody was killed when his car collided with a tractor-trailer truck on Route H in Dent County. Donna Carmody, his wife, was a passenger and was seriously injured, suffering a closed head injury, two broken legs and severe scarring. The truck driver, employed by […]