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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by schild, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. schild

    schild

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  2. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Flo, Flobot, the half-horse guy and the rest of them can all jump in the lake.

    (This is regardless of whether the article is true or not. Progressive is notoriously left-leaning). I'm sure Allstate is far from perfect but I'll stick with them.
     

  3. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Progressive is owned by a mega-liberal DNC/Obama supporter. . . Why would one expect any honesty or ethics from such a company?
     
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    Lose the partisan BS and rhetoric. ALL insurance companies are in business to make money. They are NOT in business to help you. It is all about THEIR bottom line.
     
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    kensb2 pistol n00b

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    While this may be generally true, back in late 2000, a man without a driver's license (and quite possibly here illegally) was driving his brother's van. He ran a stop sign (which was actually posted IN the yard of the apt he was living in), and hit me. State Farm insurance (which I still happily have) waived my $500 deductible, fixed my car, and told me they would just sue the other driver in civil court. I'm almost 100% positive they never got the amount of the damage to my car + my deductible back from him.
     
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    SPIN2010 Searching ...

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    Finally! A person with sanity.
     
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    Rimfireman you may call it "partisan BS" & "rhetoric" but I appreciate learning that Progressive is a company that supports Obama. I did not know that previously and now that I do, I can assure you that no one in my family, or extended family if I can sway them, will have anything to do with Progressive. So what is "rhetoric" to you Rimfireman, is knowledge to me (and maybe some others?).

    Thank you WJV for that bit of information.
     
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    Thank you, there are few of us here. :rofl:
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    And all I care about is my bottom line. Fact is I save a lot of money using Progessive. And guess what, if I don't have them, they still donate to the Dems.

    The whole "boycott any company that doesn't send conservatives 100% of their money" mantra is getting old. It's too difficult to keep up with who donates what, and it's a waste of my time caring.
     
  10. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Liberal or Conservative has nothing to do with this.

    Its simply a case of an unethical move by a money hungry company who does not care about its customers.

    I still don't understand how its legal for an insurance company and a lawyer to be hired to defend you in a legal case and to jump ship and work for the other team against you. Isn't that a conflict of interest?

    Maybe some GT lawyers can explain how this is possible.
     
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    Progressive was never defending their costumer, it sounds like due to Maryland law, Progressive can't be forced to pay out on the policy until it's proven that the other driver was at fault, and his insurance won't cover the full damages. So the costumer's family sued the other driver, and if they win their suit against him and his insurance doesn't cover the full amount, then Progressive would have to pay the remainder under the dead woman's underinsured driver coverage with them. So they helped the defendant in an attempt to blame it on their costumer to avoid having to pay the claim. It's a smart business move, and probably legal, but certainly unethical.
     
  12. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Peter Lewis is a George Soros wanna be

    between 2001 and 2006 ALONE he donated $25M to the ACLU

    2001-2003 it was $12.5M to moveOn.org

    2004 - $3 million to America Coming Together (ACT)

    MoveOn.org, Democracy Alliance, the Center for American Progress, their spinoffs and dozens of others. are all bankrolled in large part by billionaires George Soros and Peter Lewis

    He invested $25 million in the failed effort to oust President George W. Bush in 2004, making him one of the biggest donors in American political history. He coordinated his giving that year with billionaire George Soros.

    Along with George Soros, Lewis is a key financial supporter of Media Matters for America.

    In February 2008, Lewis contributed money to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. He is also a close friend of Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy.

    Lewis' home in Coconut Grove, Florida is decorated with numerous Andy Warhol paintings of the late Communist dictator Mao Zedong.

    But hey, you saved $50 on your policy so what the heck. . .
     
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    When I shopped around for car insurance a year ago, Progressive and my current insurer, Erie, were the two cheapest companies. Progressive has a pretty good reputation for costumer service and prompt payment of claims. Some other companies have reputations for denying claims as SOP and making you hire an attorney to get your money. Which would you rather have if you need to file a
    claim?

    Progressive's actions in this case were certainly unethical, but you can find horror stories about every insurance company, as they are in business to make a profit, not help you. Progressive has a reputation for being one of the better companies, and I can't come up with much info about the competition to tell if they really are pro-conservative or not.
     
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    You get the service you pay for, it's in State Farm's best interest to provide good service to keep you as a customer (and it looks like that's working for them), low cost providers serve a different clientele and do everything they can to keep costs down so they can provide the lowest possible price. Both are still motivated by their bottom line.
     
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    Enjoy your trips to Chick-fil-a. :rofl:
    The second largest stockholder of Fox News, a Muslim, wanted to build a mosque at Ground Zero. Are you a Muslim-loving mosque builder supporter if you watch Fox News?
     
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    I think the mistake folks are making in this thread is failing to recognize who the lawyer works for. In this case he was representing Progressive and not the insured.

    If anyone reading this really thinks that their own insurance company will not do whatever they can to not pay a claim, they are delusional.
     
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    camelotkid non-believer

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    So let me get this right you didn't know that Progressive had a "progressive" political view? :rofl:
     
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    the iceman Proud Veteran CLM

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    Knowing a companies politics is very useful information as I try to limit my business with those that support/pander to the left. I know I can't completely avoid it but I try as much as I can.
     
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    The way I read the article, including the quote, "Because there was some uncertainty surrounding the cause of the accident..." the guy wasn't guilty until the court decided so in this case. It then ordered Progressive to pay the estate the 100k.

    I would expect any insurance company to act the same way. Not their job just to pay out claims because someone is dead.
     
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    I won't give a penny to any leftists, if I can help it. Progressive, Costco, Ben & Jerry's, etc.

    Try USAA, if anyone in your family has ever served.