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Insult to Injury [electronic resource] : Insurance, Fraud, and the Big Business of Bad Faith.

By: Bourhis, Ray.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005Description: 1 online resource (284 p.).ISBN: 9781605094250 (electronic bk.); 1605094250 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): UnumProvident Company (Chattanooga, Tenn.) -- Trials, litigation, etc | Tort liability of insurance companies -- United States | Disability insurance -- United States | Bad faith (Law) -- United States | Insurance companies -- Corrupt practices -- United States | LAW / Criminal Law / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 345.730263 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; False Profits; Licensed to Steal; So Sue Me; Go Figure; The Seventh Amendment; Open Fire; So Help Me God; Pinpricks and Pretexts; Customer Care; Fact or Fiction; Some with a Fountain Pen; A Message; Liar's Dice; Friends in High Places; Kick in the Assets; Claims Games; Afterword; Exhibits; Further Reading; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Summary: Through a case study in bad faith double-dealing by insurance providers, attorney Bourhis reveals the mindset that drives illegal practices, how low-level employees are duped into unethical conduct, and how insurers manipulate data and witnesses in the few cases that do go to trial.
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Contents; Introduction; False Profits; Licensed to Steal; So Sue Me; Go Figure; The Seventh Amendment; Open Fire; So Help Me God; Pinpricks and Pretexts; Customer Care; Fact or Fiction; Some with a Fountain Pen; A Message; Liar's Dice; Friends in High Places; Kick in the Assets; Claims Games; Afterword; Exhibits; Further Reading; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

Through a case study in bad faith double-dealing by insurance providers, attorney Bourhis reveals the mindset that drives illegal practices, how low-level employees are duped into unethical conduct, and how insurers manipulate data and witnesses in the few cases that do go to trial.

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