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Fields v Allstate - Allstate bad faith claim

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In October 2006 Ted K. Fields of Indiana was successful in obtaining a jury award of $20 million against Allstate for bad faith. The Valparaiso man proved that Allstate has had a policy for the past decade that gives its policyholders two choices -- accept a poor settlement or face a long, drawn out legal fight. Insurers traditionally have paid out 70 cents on the dollar for claims, but Mr Fields showed that Allstate uses the threat of protracted litigation to reduce its payout to a mere 52 cents on the dollar - fattening its annual corporate profits by billions in the process. Unfortunately the $20 million award amounted a tiny tap on the wrist to an insurer with $125 billion in investments at the beginning of 2006. The award is less than 1/60th of 1% of Allstate's investments - way less than the hourly fluctuation in the value of Allstate's portfolio - and it will probably have little effect on Allstate's conduct unless many other similar cases are also successful in the future.

 

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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).










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