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Tax Day Hazards

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On tax day, Plaintiff brought a tray of coffees for her CPA and his assistants to his office. She spilled one and immediately slipped on the spilled liquid and sustained injury. She filed a lawsuit against the CPA firm who then asked her to get a new CPA given the conflict of interest. Discovery soon revealed that Plaintiff had filed similar lawsuits against 2 prior CPAs, a dentist and her hairdresser!

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IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA REIMBURSEABLE FOR PET INSURANCE CLAIMS?

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I just received a reimbursement request for medical marijuana for a DOG. The owner claims the medical marijuana butter alleviated his cancer-stricken Doberman dog’s chronic pain and stimulated its appetite.

This of course is not covered under our pet insurance but I had to call and get additional information. The owner stated “ After the first dosage, he was up and around. It did not cure him but it was just a question of increasing his quality of life and putting off inevitably euthanizing him. It increased his appetite which was a huge step forward. It also helped his inflammation from arthritis.”

I felt awful telling him this was not a covered medical expense. His response was that he would just share his “Stash” as he had a legal medical marijuana card as he was also dying of cancer.

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Does Having a Dash Cam Make Sense?

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Did you see the video footage of the cement truck crashing into an SUV head on? The SUV had a dash cam, which recorded the accident. The owner had installed the camera a year before to record possible accidents. In this case, the dash cam would be extremely effective should insurance claims and litigation arise. However, most accidents are rear end collisions. Logically, dash cams would more often record only rear end accidents caused by the owner of the vehicle with the dash cam, which would only negatively impact such driver. A dash cam won’t record a rear end collision hitting your car. In light of this, is having a dash cam such a good thing?

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Lucky Guy

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Claimant was receiving massages every night from his wife for his back pain caused by a motor vehicle accident. He told the claims adjuster that he was seeking no fault payments for his wife for her daily massages. The adjuster asked whether the wife was a licensed massage therapist and he responded without a beat that she was a licensed sex therapist.

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How Not to Save a Drowning Person

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A swimming instructor in a physical education class is alleged to have opted to change from her street clothes into his swimming attire before she attempted to rescue a 14-year-old boy who was struggling in the pool. Do you think a lawsuit will be filed? I wonder if she took the time to get a manicure as well.

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COMEDIAN GEORGE WALLACE HAS FILED A $9 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE BELLAGIO HOTEL WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE ARGUMENTS?

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This lawsuit was in today’s paper written by the Associated Press:

Comedian George Wallace wasn’t laughing Thursday when he told a Nevada jury that he’s been permanently hobbled by a leg injury for which he is seeking $9 million from a Las Vegas Strip resort. Wallace, 61, left his trademark beret on the defense table as he took the witness stand to say he’s been permanently affected by an Achilles tendon injury he suffered when he got tangled in loose wires on stage at the Bellagio in December 2007.
“To this day, I can’t run off the stage. I can’t dance,” he told the jury hearing a fifth day of testimony in Wallace’s civil negligence lawsuit against the Bellagio. “I can’t do anything without thinking about, ‘Am I going to hurt my leg?’” he said. “I can’t even get up like I used to. I have to take my time.”
Wallace’s testimony in Clark County District Court is scheduled to resume Friday.
The comedian’s attorney, Dominic Gentile, has said he’ll ask the jury to award $9 million in damages to the veteran stand-up entertainer. Bellagio lawyers led by Paul Haire say Wallace had a pre-existing injury, that he was careless during his private performance for a corporate group in a ballroom room with about 100 seats, and that he voluntarily assumed the risk of injury.

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Cork Popper

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Plaintiff sued the beverage distributor of the champagne that he opened, which caused the cork to hit him in the eye sustaining serious injury. His theory was that in the distribution of the champagne, it was shaken up, which caused the cork to pop out unexpectedly. At trial, the verdict was for the defense and the insurance carrier paid nothing.

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An Oldie, But Goodie

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You may have heard this one, but it’s worth repeting:
A North Carolina man, having purchased a case of rare, very expensive cigars, insured them against (get this) fire! Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of fabulous cigars, and having yet to make a single premium payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance company.

In his claim, the man stated that he had lost the cigars “in a series of small fires.” The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in a normal fashion. The man sued — and won! In delivering his ruling, the judge stated that since the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that the cigars would be insured against fire, without defining what it considered to be unacceptable fire, it was obligated to compensate the insured for his loss.

Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company grudgingly accepted the judge’s ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in the fires. After the man cashed his check, however, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of arson. With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used as evidence against him, the man was convicted of intentionally burning the rare cigars and sentenced to 24 consecutive one-year terms.

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