The automobile insurance laws of the State of Hawaii have an exception which excludes certain welfare recipients from receiving medical benefits for their auto accident related injuries under a state-provided PIP (no-fault) policy. In the case of Rubin v. Sullivan, 928 F2d 898 (9th Cir. 1991), the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down that exception to Hawaii's PIP (no-fault) law. The Ninth Circuit reasoned that the exception violated the spirit and the intent of the Social Security Act which specifically prohibits an insurance policy from denying medical coverage to an accident victim on the basis that the victim is a welfare recipient. Moreover, the court held that the federal Social Security Act preempts state law to the contrary.
Mediation works - so we use it regularly. In Providence, R.I., in 2014 eight female aerialists doing a hair-hang act 20+ feet above the ground were severely injured when the metal frame supporting their act collapsed hurtling them to the floor. They recently obtained a total combined settlement of $52.5-million through mediation of their claims See, Eight severely injured aerialists recover $52.5-million settlement through mediation.
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