Thursday, August 7, 2014

Getting even one coin at a time

Crafty idea for our City should the
anti-highway widening lawsuit prevail
San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press/Robert Jablon, 8/6/14. "Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coins."

"Andres Carrasco, 76, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Adriana's Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga-based company.

The East Los Angeles man alleged that during an argument over why the company had cancelled his auto insurance, an agent assaulted him by physically removing him from the office.The company reached a settlement in June and last week delivered partial payment in the form of a check, but also tried to leave buckets of loose change in his lawyer's East Los Angeles office, attorney Antonio Gallo said.

....  "It's insulting to my client. He's 76 years old, he just had a hernia operation. Come on," Gallo said. "He feels that he wasn't treated as a human being."  Read more.

Related articleCBS2, Los Angeles, CA, 8/6/14, includes video, 53 seconds, "Insurance Company settles claim in $21K of loose coins."  "The company finally agreed to settle the case recently and paid Carrasco in buckets of spare change.“There’s over 16 buckets of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies. It’s going to take us at least, conservatively, one week to count that whole amount of money,” attorney Antonio Gallo said. “It’s too heavy,” Carrasco added."

ReferenceAdriana's Insurance, Auto insurance, East Los Angeles, CA location - Yelp.     Note photograph from Lily gets crafty.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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