Three recent mainland Abuse of Process cases have addressed the situation
where insurance carriers have used the expenses and delay of
litigation to drive plaintiffs (claimants) into the ground.
This is a common insurance company tactic here in Hawaii as well as on the
mainland. By driving up the costs of litigation, the insurers are able to
escape or substantially reduce their claims payouts both in the current claim and
by deterring people from bringing similar claims in the future. However, such
unethical actions may give rise to claims for insurance company bad faith here
in Hawaii as they have on the mainland. For more information please visit
Hawaii Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer - Attorney
page and scroll down to the lower part of that page to the
section entitled "Abuse of Process and Bad Faith Claims".
Moving a flagpole near live electrical wires can be very dangerous. A Grayson County, Texas jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the families of 3 victims of an accident that occurred while they were moving a flagpole in May 2017. The electrocution killed 1 and injured 2. The property manager of the apartment complex where the flagpole was located was found to be negligent for placing the flag pole too close to overhead power lines. See, An award of $15.6 million for 3 victims of electrocution.
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