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Progressive sues children

http://www.kxly.com/common/getStory.asp?id=44720

Children Being Sued

On Wednesday a nine year old girl is expected to testify in a Spokane courtroom that she watched her Dad run down her step mother with a stolen car.

Progressive Insurance company is now suing the nine year old and her siblings in connection with the death. Progressive holds the policy on the van used to run down the girl's mother, Andrea Atkinson, back in 2004. The company worries it will have to pay out damages, so in an effort to save money it is suing the victim's children.

In the lawsuit Progressive claims Atkinson's murder was no accident. The company argues Atkinson deliberately and repeatedly ran over his wife. Their policy does not cover deliberate acts.

On Tuesday the insurance company's position was strengthened by eyewitness accounts. Neighbors testified Atkinson intentionally ran down his wife. They told the court Atkinson first disabled his wife's van and forced her to flee on foot. They went on to say that as Andrea Atkinson tried to usher her three children to safety, her husband hit her with his white van...

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Chaotic Blessings;
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klyf23
Aug. 17th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Another reason to stick with one of Progressive's competitors.
fayanora
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
Indeed.
kali_ya
Aug. 17th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
What. The. Fuck.

Whenever I think I've seen it all, I get hit in the face with something like this. Wow. Sick.
fayanora
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC)
If I find any other signs of humanity's idiocy, I will post them.
consortofvenus
Aug. 17th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Um... what the hell?
fayanora
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
I don't know how they can possibly have a case. What could the kids have done to stop it? How are they at all responsible?

These kids just lost their mother and father with one blow. The least these idiots could do would be to pay up.
consortofvenus
Aug. 18th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
Let's just hope that Progressive begins to get reallly unpopular soon.
acrolinz
Aug. 17th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
What? The kids didn't do anything! How can they be sued???
kengr
Aug. 17th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
Probably because they are who the pay-out would go to.
fayanora
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
Really, that's what I thought.

Glad to know someone still listens. :-D
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fayanora
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
I use Horace Mann. Horace Mann has been screwing me over by not sending me monthly bills. The only thing I ever get from them is overdue notices, though I have told them time and again about this problem. I was considering changing to Progressive, but not any longer.
bibbity_bobbity
Sep. 29th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
We use Geico and they're decent...sorry I know you don't know me but I am in darkpaganism and I have always enjoyed your posts
fayanora
Sep. 30th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
:-)

Glad to hear somebody did. :-)

Interested in joining
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:-)

Glad to hear somebody did. :-)

Interested in joining <lj-user="omni_magick">?
bibbity_bobbity
Oct. 2nd, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sure sounds interesting
fayanora
Oct. 3rd, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it. :-D
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