Business/Class Action/Insurance Bad Faith

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Price Fixing with Regard to Workers Compensation Insurance Premiums

Greenville, SC -- Ms. Perkins, Mr. Whetstone and other counsel, represented the South Carolina Attorney General in this case, which was an action brought on behalf of employers in South Carolina involving Worker's Compensation Insurance.  The claim was for recoupment of losses sustained by employers who were squeezed into the Worker's Compensation residual market.

Illegal Plant Closings in Violation of WARN Act

New York, NY -- Ms. Perkins, along with several other South Carolina and North Carolina law firms, brought this class action in the wake of a mass plant shutdown by Outboard Marine Corporation.  The action alleged workers did not receive the notice of shutdown required by federal law and was brought against the investment firms who had purchased OMC and allegedly driven it into bankruptcy. The $8.5 million class action settlement was reached after several years of litigation, and benefitted thousands of displaced workers.

Class Action to Recover for Miscalculations of Retirement Benefits

Anderson, SC -- Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone with other attorneys pursued this ERISA class action retirement case on behalf of thousands of current and retired employees alleging miscalculation of retirement benefits.  The $30 million class action settlement came at the end of more than five years of hard-fought litigation involving hundreds of thousands of pages of document production.  

Bad Faith Insurance Practices

Kingstree, SC -- Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone, with other counsel, recovered $425,000 for the estate of a brick-layer killed in a car accident based on a bad faith insurance claim.  The at-fault driver was underinsured, but the decedent's own underinsured carrier refused to step in and resolve the claim on a reasonable basis. 

Automobile Dealers Claims Alleging Racketeering by Automobile Manufacturer

Baltimore, MD, Cleveland, OH --  Mr. Whetstone and Ms. Perkins, along with other attorneys, represented automobile dealers opting out of a nationwide class settlement.  Not only were settlements reached by these dealers, but litigation fraud discovered in the opt-out cases formed the basis for a second settlement and recovery by the national class.

Bad Faith Insurance Practices

Kingstree, SC -- Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone, with other counsel, recovered $750,000 for the estate of a brick-mason killed in a car accident based on bad faith insurance practices.  The at-fault driver was underinsured but the decedent's own underinsured carrier refused to step in and resolve the claim on a reasonable basis. 

Bad Faith Insurance

Mr. Whetstone pursued a bad faith insurance claim against a national insurance company who had issued an individual disability policy to a practicing professional in South Carolina.  The individual became disabled and the insurance company refused to pay.  This bad faith insurance claim was filed and litigated, but settled prior to trial for $1.5 million.  

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