Howard Justice v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. - 9/5/13

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Thursday  September 5, 2013 
9:45 AM  EST

9:45 a.m. 49S02-1303-PL-221. After Howard Justice was injured in an automobile accident, he received $25,000 from the other driver's insurer, which was the limit of the driver's policy, and more than $70,000 in worker's compensation benefits. Justice then filed a complaint against his automobile insurer, seeking payment under the policy's $50,000 underinsured motorist coverage. American Family contends that after applying the policy's set off provision to the amounts received by the insured, it owes no obligation under its policy. The Marion Superior Court entered summary judgment for American Family. The Court of Appeals reversed.

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

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