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Old 06-17-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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A friend of mine daughter and playmate were murdered at his house. They were sued by the other family.

They sue to collect the insurance money.
Wouldn't the insurance money be limited to the property liability? I know a pool usually requires a higher premium.

Personal responsibility has been lost. "It's not my fault." Hopefully they will all learn something from this happening.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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A friend of mine daughter and playmate were murdered at his house. They were sued by the other family.

They sue to collect the insurance money.
40 million is one h*ll of a policy.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:10 AM
 
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Wouldn't the insurance money be limited to the property liability? I know a pool usually requires a higher premium.
Homeowner's insurance can cover a lot of things. Heck, there have been stories of celebs having their HO insurance pay out claims for sexual abuse happening on the property.

Considering the location and apparent size of the property, I would think that the homeowners would have at least several million worth of liability coverage, and probably have an umbrella policy worth several more.

Insurance companies are generally not going to pay out that sort of money in a claim if there is a question of liability. (In this case, where does the "personal responsibility" of the gal who died come into play?)

Chances are highly likely that there were quite a few settlement talks prior to this case being filed. One does not have to file a lawsuit in order to collect money under an insurance policy. However, settlement does require a "meeting of the minds", and apparently whatever the insurance company offered, if anything, was not adequate in the mind of the gal's mom. If I were a betting person, I would wager my last dime that she also spoke to an attorney who promised her the moon on this one. Suing all of the other attendees at the party? Really??
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Those that live by the bottle die by the bottle. Such is life.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Some greedy attorney playing on a woman's grief.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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Assuming that this case was taken on contingency- I can't wrap my mind around a law firm thinking that it would be a good idea to basically "front the money" to find and serve process on 100 people in what amounts, literally, to a fishing expedition. SMH
Not to mention developing an accurate list of who was actually there.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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She was only twenty nine years old. Where was the mother?! Someone should report her.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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There needs to be some kind of personal responsibility law.

A judge looks at the suit. Lets see ..... Female, age 29, no record of mental incompetence, intoxicated, drowns. No indication of foul play. Case dismissed. Attorney fined $1000 for frivolous law suit.

Done
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:06 PM
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Had she been more attractive, perhaps more people would have noticed her.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:12 PM
 
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Assuming that this case was taken on contingency- I can't wrap my mind around a law firm thinking that it would be a good idea to basically "front the money" to find and serve process on 100 people in what amounts, literally, to a fishing expedition. SMH

In a case like this where the chance of actually winning is zero and they are fishing for insurance "go away" money, a lot of firms will have the client pay the up front costs.
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