Insult to Injury: Insurance, Fraud, and the Big Business of Bad Faith 2nd Edition

Insult to Injury: Insurance, Fraud, and the Big Business of Bad Faith 2nd Edition

by Ray Bourhis, Matthew Bourhis




Joan Hangarter bought a disability insurance policy to protect her should she ever become seriously ill. She dutifully paid her annual premiums for nearly a decade. But when she became disabled, she and her children found themselves homeless and bankrupt when her insurer, UnumProvident, stopped paying her benefits. With the help of her attorneys Hangarter won a landmark $7.7 million jury verdict, which was unanimously upheld by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736791806
Publisher: Brittany Press
Publication date: 09/15/2021
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Note to Readers x

Joan Hangarter's Note xi

Introduction: Corporate America xiii

Chapter 1 False Profits 3

Chapter 2 Licensed to Steal 15

Chapter 3 So Sue Me 27

Chapter 4 Go Figure 51

Chapter 5 The Seventh Amendment 63

Chapter 6 Open Fire 79

Chapter 7 So Help Me God 93

Chapter 8 Pinpricks and Pretexts 103

Chapter 9 Customer Care 115

Chapter 10 Fact or Fiction 139

Chapter 11 Some with a Fountain Pen 153

Chapter 12 A Message 163

Chapter 13 Liar's Dice 173

Chapter 14 Friends in High Places 187

Chapter 15 Kick in the Assets 195

Chapter 16 Back to the Future: Matthew Bourhis's Update 201

Conclusion: Claims Games 209

Exhibits 211

Glossary 235

Notes 241

Bibliography 249

Further Reading 253

Index 257

About the Authors 263

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