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Family of Woman Killed in Crash Accuses PROGRESSIVE of Calling Witness Against Her

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  1. SOS

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    Jim Norton @JimNorton 19h
    @Progressive How does it feel to be getting your teeth kicked in all over Twitter? Millions of people now hate your guts. Good.

    Jim Norton @JimNorton 2d
    @Progressive Please continue retweeting the same soulless line you terrible, awful shitbird

    Jim Norton @JimNorton 2d
    RT @pattonoswalt: Wow. Just, wow. Fuck you, @Progressive. Forever. Fuck you forever: gaw.kr/Rbt5XC --What fucking cunts.
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    There is obviously more to this story, but that's not going to matter now.
     
  3. Neon

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    I read the original account and it seemed pretty fair. The guy said there was no overwhelming evidence that his sister wasn't culpable, but that the little evidence there was (eyewitness account/s), pointed to the other guy running the red. It really didn't come across as a "PROGRESSIVE FUCKED US!!!" tirade. I think the guy made a conscious effort to relay his story as accurately as he could.

    Here's the link to his original blog post:

    http://mattfisher.tumblr.com/post/29338478278/my-sister-paid-progressive-insurance-to-defend-her
     
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    This was the driver

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  5. lajikal

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    Lol on the twitter shit. Probably just some intern out of college responding with fed liners from pr management.
     
  6. Don the Radio Guy

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    What do the Gawker assholes expect? A personal response to every single Tweet? Christ, the Internet is full of fucking retards.
     
  7. Lord Zero

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    That has nothing to do with the story, you cunts.
     
  8. VMS

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    It does if she had debts because of those degrees. Also, in awarding death benefits, courts take into account how much the deceased would have earned in the course of their working career. An engineer from Hopkins would make a significant amount.
     
  9. Neon

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    I think it is more a complaint about robotweeting in general. This is just a good case of why it is an idiotic practice.
     
  10. Lord Zero

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    If that's the case, they should've put that little bit of info in a paragraph relevant to the financial side of the case. It's current placement makes it sound like a random piece of trivia.
     
  11. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Insurance companies beings CUNTS is SOP for their business model. They'll fuck anyone and everyone.
     
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    SOP for any accident payout by an ins co if there's a question of fault.

    Insurance companies aren't in the habit of just throwing money out there.

    They're businesses after all and trying to make money.
     
  13. Neon

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    That's not the point. The Fishers were more than willing to go to court to determine the other party was at fault. The problem was when Progressive actively assisted in his defense. That isn't trying to make money. That is actively fighting to not spend it. So sure, technically it is probably legal, but probably one of the most unethical corporate practices I've seen in a long long time.
     
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    But did they "actively" participate? They said that guy wasn't employed by them.

    It's the blogger who claims he was, not Progressive. Like Don, I believe there's

    more to this story than what he's telling us.

    I'm very skeptical of shit I read from bloggers on the net.
     
  15. Don the Radio Guy

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    You don't want this kind of shit to happen? Don't buy cheap insurance like Progressive.
     
  16. CougarHunter

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    This is the second Consumerist story to get picked up by a semi-reputable news outlet this week. I guess all that selling their souls to the DNC is starting to pay off.
     
  17. Neon

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    Here is what he said about that:

    He also has a link to the court documents on his Tumblr that show the guy was indeed there.
     
  18. Neon

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    My cousin had Progressive and they actually came through for him in a big way, but that was also to avoid paying money (in this case, to the guy who sued my cousin unjustly). It just seems that they went a bit overboard in this case. I still don't think it is illegal or whatever, but they deserve all the bad publicity they will get for this.
     
  19. whiskeyguy

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    Yup, contractually it sounds like they were in the right, and were looking out for the bottom line... but a business needs to be concerned with doing the right thing, especially when they face negative publicity like this.

    As far as cheap insurance goes, I've had Geico for years and the one time I got in an accident (where I wasn't at fault) Geico came through big time... the other insurance company was dragging its feet, so Geico floated me the money to get my car in the shop immediately and then they dealt with the other insurance company... which is something they didn't have to do.
     
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    I'm in no way defending insurance companies. I had a run in with Allstate years
    ago where I filed a complaint with the PA state Ins Commission. Know what I was
    told? Their actions were probably unethical but not illegal. Happens all the time.

    Thing is, this is still his side of it. I'd like to hear more. Was she a chronic liability?
    Under PA law you have to have insurance so companies have to take a certain
    amount of bad risk drivers to cover everyone. Maybe they were looking for a
    reason to be able to cut her loose. Can't tell by what he wrote.

    As I said before, I'm suspicious of articles written by bloggers.
    They all have agendas. He's her brother. He's sticking up for her.
    I totally understand that but unlike Liberal Jim I'd like to hear more
    before I make up my mind to hate the evil insurance company who
    may just be trying to cut their losses and move on.
     
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    He's not a blogger. He's a comedian. And the reason I tend to believe his story is that when Progressive were confronted by it, they denied ever doing that (which turned out to be a lie, or a distortion of the truth, depending on how you look at it. Bottom line - their lawyer was there, and he operated on behalf of the defense. Court records prove it), and then claimed they were merely operating within the contractual boundaries. You'd think if they had better ammo than that they would have used it, ESPECIALLY now when it is at total shitstorm level. Still, I'll grant you that this is just one side of it.

    And believe me, I never thought you were defending insurance companies (NOBODY does). :)
     
  22. Norm Stansfield

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    This is what happens when "insurance" is mandatory. "Insurers" no longer care if the customers are happy. Hope you're ready for this exact experience every time you go to the doctor soon, America.
     
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    If he wrote his original story on a blog, he's a blogger.
    They all have agendas and opinions, that's why they blog.
    I'd like to hear more before making a decision.

    Bingo! Wanna be pissed at anyone? Be pissed at the govt for
    passing no fault insurance regulations. That's what has forced
    this shit service and coverage on us in the 1st place.
     
  24. Don the Radio Guy

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    You make a good point.
     
  25. mascan42

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    Irrelevant in this case. Maryland isn't a no-fault state.
     

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