Carpenter v American Family

"I was particularly struck by evidence demonstrating American Family's internal policy and mission was to pay out as little as possible to its insureds and American Family's callous treatment of Ms. Carpenter in making a take it or leave it offer of $150,000 with the proviso that this would be a final settlement and a surrender by her of $350,000 in coverage for which she had paid...

Here, American Family never disputed Mrs. Carpenter's serious injuries and its withholding of UIM payments under its policy was, quite simply, an extortion."


Click here to read Judge Kane's entire Order for Entry of Judgment following this case's trial to a jury in Federal Court back in early November.