Nevada Jury Awards $10M After Mom Dies In DUI Crash

April 3, 2014

  • April 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm
    wvagt says:
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    A sad and tragic story for sure, but what are the chances of the LaPelusa family’s ever collecting anything more than the Mackie policy limit?

    • April 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm
      Original Bob says:
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      “bad faith” trumps policy limits

      • April 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm
        Libby says:
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        What does that mean? Bad faith on whose part?

        • April 4, 2014 at 10:29 am
          Original Bob says:
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          On the part of the insurance company. If the insurance company failed to settle the suit within the policy limits, when there was an opportunity to do so, it may have been held in “Bad Faith” or failure to negotiate in good faith with the third party (injured entity) on behalf of their insured. A bad faith judgment would make this insurance company liable for more than the policy limits. That’s why demands for policy limits generally carry threats of “Bad Faith”.

          • April 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm
            Libby says:
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            True, but I didn’t see any mention of a settlement in the article, either within or outside of policy llimits.

  • April 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    Scott says:
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    Agree. And had she been wearing a seat belt, would probably be alive today.

  • April 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    June says:
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    Unfortunate but WHERE is the responsibility for her not getting into a car with a drunk driver, with whom she had been sharing those bottles of wine?

    • April 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm
      Nebraskan says:
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      I believe that’s the 25%.

  • April 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm
    bob says:
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    the article doesn’t mention what the policy limits were which would have been revealed during the discovery phase of the proceedings. and in fact it doesn’t state the name of the carrier at all, which doesn’t make sense and should be part of the article. if there was insurance, the carrier would have been providing a defense and that should be mentioned. as usual, the article is poorly written.
    all the plaintiffs have is a judgement in their favor. show me the money.



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