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Bill Cosby’s Workers’ Compensation Connection

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+7 (7 votes)

From the headlines…
Who knew? Apparently one of Bill Cosby’s accusers alleged debilitating stress while employed by Cosby’s talent agency. Apparently during the course of the woman’s 1996 deposition testimony that she’d been drugged and violated by Bill Cosby at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow.

Johnson made the disclosure while pursuing a claim that she’d developed debilitating stress from her secretarial job at Cosby’s talent agency.

She is the only other accuser allowed to testify at Cosby’s trial, which stems from allegations he drugged and assaulted a different woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

One of the attorney’s from the workers’ compensation claim was the second witness called to help bolster Johnson’s testimony Monday that she lost consciousness after Cosby pressured her to take a large white pill.

The attorney said that Johnson told a similar story at her deposition, including tearful details of how she woke up on a bed with her dress pulled down and her breast exposed.

How bizarre would it have been to be handling that claim and read that deposition testimony!

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DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

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Our claimant was driving on a country road late at night. A deer ran out in front of her and she barely missed it. She noticed it had a red tag on it’s ear and was very large. She went to her Aunt’s house and dropped off a care package. Three hours later when she was driving home she was on the same road going back the other direction. When all of a sudden a deer rant out in front of her and this time she could not avoid the hit. He severely damaged the front of her car and came through the passenger side of the windshield. All of a sudden she noticed the same red tag. She thinks she hit the same deer she nearly missed earlier in the night. The deer did not survive. Maybe he had used his nine lives.

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Failed Flip

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Plaintiff tried out for a reality dance show and was seriously injured when performing a flip during her routine. She sued various defendants, including the show’s production company–the insured. At her deposition, she admitted that she signed the releases and other documents in which she agreed not to file a lawsuit if injured. She also acknowledged being warned not to do any moves she hadn’t trained for and practiced. She admitted that it was her first ever attempt to do a flip. Shortly after the deposition, the defendant won a motion for summary judgement on various grounds.

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PET INSURANCE

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+5 (5 votes)

We received a pet insurance claim today for reimbursement for surgery. Apparently a young male German Shepard ate almost an entire Lego set and the owners did not realize it until the dog law was in the back yard attempting to poop and began crying as the Legos were painful upon exit.

There were several Lego pieces stuck in his stomach and in the intestines. Claim Approved.

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Drunk on a TRAIN

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We received a claim for a slip and fall on a commuter train. There was apparently a spill and the claimant was gong to the rest room and slipped and fell hitting multiple body parts on seats and hitting her head hard on the floor after her fall to the ground.

After our investigation we discovered the claimant was very intoxicated and SHE was the person that was coming back from the BAR and spilled her entire 12 ounce cup of beer. Even though she was very inebriated she immediately reported the spill to the Train staff. And she warned other passengers of the wet floor as they walked past her. However, the Train staff did not come and clean up the Spill for 30 minutes.

The claimant had to use the restroom and apparently forgot about the spill and she took a major tumble on her own spill.

We can prove she was very intoxicated which would show some contributory negligence but, our insured was actually MORE negligent as they did not clean up the spill for more than 30 minutes and were told by several passengers and the claimant of the spill. Ugghhh the life of a claims examiner.

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TRUCK VS HORSE

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One of our insureds called to report an accident of truck versus horse. She was driving down a highway outside of town when a horse ran right in front of her car. She had no time to slow down and the impact was violent. She took pictures at the scene and sent them to me for review. It was so strange the horse was split into 2 pieces almost like it was a surgical cut. The hind legs and butt were laying in the road with guts spilled all over, and the 2 front legs were about 20 yards from the back end. Wish I could post pictures.

This will be an accepted Comprehensive claim.

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UNIFORMS ARE MAKING AIRLINE EMPLOYEES SICK

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Back in September, a major airlines celebrated the finalization of its merger with with another airlines by debuting updated uniforms for 70,000 of its employees, including pilots, flight attendants and customer service representatives.

However, more than 3,000 flight attendants and 200 pilots have filed reports complaining that the uniforms have caused hives, rashes and breathing problems.

In some cases, employees have reported reactions so severe that they required medical attention. One claimant filed a claim and stated that his eyes swelled shut and he was admitted to the ER after suffering a reaction to the clothing.

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Airline Outrage

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An Australian man has filed a lawsuit against an International Airlines for seating him next to two plump passengers on a 14-hour flight, an ordeal he claims left him with permanent injuries. He is seeking more than $100,000.00 in damages.

He alleges the airline refused to allow him to change seats, leaving him “crouching, kneeling, bracing or standing” for much of the flight from Sydney to Los Angeles.

In his recorded statement he advised “I don’t hold any malice towards the people in the seats next to me. They paid for a ticket too. When I complained the airline could have put me in a crew seat or moved people around but they did nothing.

He has now retained an attorney and his attorney advised that the basis of this lawsuit hopefully, opens the door to potentially a large amount of cases against airlines and how they’ve designed their seating and how they seat passengers.

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