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Combined Insurance Lawsuit

Combined Insurance Company of America was started by W. Clement Stone in the late 1920’s and quickly grew over the next few years. It still stands as a major provider of supplemental insurance, offering coverage for injury, health, life, disability, cancer, long-term care and critical illness.

Combined Insurance Lawsuit

Like any major insurance company, Combined Insurance has been through its share of lawsuits. It has stood on both sides of the courtroom sometimes as plaintiff and other times as defendant. Many lawsuits have been filed against the company alleging failure to provide adequate coverage. There are a couple of larger lawsuits that stand out in the history of Combined Insurance.

In 2001, a case was brought against Combined Insurance by a number of current and former female employees. The nationwide class action lawsuit alleged sexual harassment and sex discrimination. The lawsuit claimed that the company environment condoned and encouraged a culture of sexual harassment and oppression. Examples of this ranged from verbal assault to gang rape. The lawsuit also alleged that Combined Insurance discriminated against females in hiring, pay, and promotions.

A different sort of class action lawsuit was filed against the company in 2000. This lawsuit was filed on behalf of 1,100 elderly “lifetime” policyholders who had their insurance terminated. All of the policyholders were of the Christian Science religion. The case has been fought bitterly.

If you feel you have grounds for a lawsuit against Combined Insurance, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. It is particularly important to speak with a lawyer before attempting a case against a large company such as Combined Insurance.

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