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Martindale Hubbell - AV rated lawyer - Best Rating Possible
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 10 of 10
ATLA Top 100
Lawyers.com - Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 - Top Rating Possible
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014
Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013
$5.0 million award for employer stonewalling of Worker's Comp claims!.
Hubbard v. Hills Materials - Ron Hubbard, a construction laborer, needed $5,998 in medical treatment for carpal tunnel injuries brought on by his work as a construction laborer for Hills Materials in South Dakota. His supervisors were given bonuses for denying and defeating such claims in a company wide program to reduce worker's compensation claims. One supervisor had even picked up an employee from the hospital on the day of a surgery to make them sit in the office for the rest of the day to avoid a lost day from work. In a move likely to slow down the industry wide practice of underreporting of injuries and wrongfully disputing worker's compensation claims, a South Dakota court recently awarded $65,000 in compensatory damages and $ 5,000,000 in punative damages against the employer involved in such conduct. Even though the insurer, Liberty Mutual, had already settled out of court for its wrongful conduct, the court found the employer liable for "aiding and abetting the commission of a tort for its role in convincing the insurer to wrongfully deny the claim. For more information visit the news section of this or a related website.
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An important victory in the fight for individual rights (as opposed to insurer rights) is the case of Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara. In that case on May 26, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the efforts of a health insurer who tried to convert its insurance coverage into a 'loan agreement' and recover its medical expense payments from Mr. Yukumoto when he had a 3rd party claim - in spite of the fact that he was not being fully compensated for his losses. This insidious insurance practice has been damaging the citizens and members of the Hawaii community for many years. For more info, see the decision here: Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara, Hawaii Sup. Ct. No. SCAP-15-0000460 (May 26, 2017).