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Flambee goes up in flames!!!!

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+11 (11 votes)

A mother and daughter say their dinner at an Italian restaurant we insure didn’t go quite as planned after a waiter in the process of flambéing a dish table-side proceeded to light the daughter’s face, hair, neck, and hand on fire.

According to the suit, the mother and daughter were sitting at their table back in 2013 when the daughter  became engulfed in flames from the neck up. She reportedly sustained “serious and severe injuries,” which were in turn followed also by burns to her mother once she “leapt to her daughter’s rescue and attempted to extinguish the flames that were engulfing her daughter

Their law suit, which demands an unspecified sum argues the restaurant was careless in allowing anything to be flambéed so close to patrons in a crowded dining room. The mother and daughter say that besides the “shock, fright and emotional distress” suffered, the daughter continues to receive medical care for her burns.  This claim happened two years ago and our insured just provided us with the lawsuit.  They were trying to pay the claim under the table and then realized it was going to be an expensive claim!!!!!  We are not going to fight this one and will attempt to settle ASAP.

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Pasta and Bug Balls

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+9 (11 votes)

A woman who was a regular at an Italian restaurant claimed she became very sick from pasta, because of a cockroach she found in it after she had eaten about half. A claim was made with the restaurant’s insurance company. It seemed the claim was legitimate until several waiters were interviewed. They stated that the woman had complained three previous times of bugs in her pasta and they gave her a free meal. On the date in question, they refused to give her another free meal and so she made the claim, which was denied.

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Firecrackers for Dinner Anyone?

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+7 (11 votes)

Claimant placed a bag of firecrackers and fireworks on the stove after returning home and forgot to put them away. She didn’t realize that when she grabbed her ringing cell phone she bumped into one of the knobs and turned on the burner where the fireworks were placed. Suddenly, the kitchen became ablaze with fireworks and firecrackers, causing damage to the ceiling and walls. She was able to put out a small fire with a fire extinguisher before calling the fire department. The claim was paid and the adjuster didn’t tell her to her face that she was stupid.

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Escalator Brats

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+9 (11 votes)

A woman was watching 3 kids play on an escalator in a department store and so she complained to employees in the home department. The employees did nothing to stop the kids and so the woman shrugged and got on the escalator to leave. She was knocked down by one of the kids playing and suffered a fractured arm and other injuries. She sued the store and the kids parents. The case is still pending, but it sounds promising for the woman/plaintiff.

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Hoverboard No Fault Claim

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+10 (12 votes)

Claimant made a claim for no fault benefits for burns to his right hand, arm and right thigh. When asked how the burns occurred when there was no damage to the vehicle, he said he had purchased a Hoverboard and while at a stop light had picked it up and it caught on fire. He dropped it on his thigh and jumped out of the car. The claim was denied, because the statute and auto policy limit coverage to accidents arising out of the operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle. The claimant has appealed the denial.

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POLICE OFFICER IS ATTACKED IN HIS SQUAD CAR BY AN OWL

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+7 (11 votes)

A cop in Louisiana lost control of his cruiser and crashed into a ditch after an owl flew inside the vehicle and pecked his head. Covington Police Department Officer Lance Benjamin was on patrol in the city early Thursday when he felt something fly in and hit his face, according to The Times-Picayune.He initially thought it was a football. “And then I felt some scratching on the back of my head and some pecking,” he told WVUE. “I tried to keep control of my car, went into a ditch, avoided some trees. Finally was able to stop the car, put it in park, get out. And there he was, just chilling out in the car,” Benjamin told CNN. Luckily, the officer was only traveling at 10 mph and avoided serious injury. The owl was also unharmed.

Benjamin opened the passenger-side window after getting out of the cruiser. The bird eventually flew out 45 minutes later, according to Sky News.  Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz posted a snap of the owl inside the cruiser, and footage from Benjamin’s body cam during the incident to the department’s Facebook page. “Officer Benjamin suffered minor scratches and will probably need a new uniform shirt (and maybe pants),” he said in the post.

“After being checked out by medical personnel he returned to work to finish his shift with an amazing story to tell, and proof it happened,” he added.

Lee Moran
The Huffington Post

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Jailed Interpreter Continues To Work???

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+8 (10 votes)

From the headlines…

Recently, California Department of Insurance detectives arrested nine individuals involved in a complex scheme allegedly targeting more than 230 workers’ compensation insurers and self-insured employers. Siblings, owners of G&G Interpreting Services, allegedly fraudulently billed more than $24.6 million for interpreting services for injured workers with Latino surnames.

Allegedly, over a four year period G&G Interpreting allegedly billed for translation services provided to clinics where the majority of the clinic staff spoke Spanish and there was no need for translation services. In some cases, G&G billed for services where treating physicians spoke fluent Spanish, thus there was no need for translation.
Apparently the investigation found that 83,411 interpreting service events exceeded 12 hours in a day-more hours than the clinics were actually open. Also, the Department of Insurance has determined that G&G Interpreting billed workers’ compensation insurers for the services of an interpreter who was actually incarcerated in state prison during the time the company claimed she was providing interpreting services; in fact, she is still in state prison.

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Slippery Ice Rink

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+6 (10 votes)

Plaintiff was ice skating on a pop up rink in a mall when she fell on the ice. She claimed the mall was negligent for the slippery surface. At her deposition, the attorney for the defendant mall asked her, “So you intentionally went ice skating, is that correct?” A: Yes. Q. You know that ice is slippery, correct? A. Yes, I just didn’t think I’d fall. The case was dismissed on motion for summary judgement.

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