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Re: [RC] re: recruiting vets - Lysane Cree

Because of the cost of experts and proving your case, even if you are right, is downright expensive and given all the other motions and delays the other side can throw at you, they probably calculated that it was cheaper to settle. It's not right, but it's reality.


----- Original Message ----
From: Diane Trefethen <tref@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Ridecamp <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 2:06:11 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] re: recruiting vets

Cindy Collins wrote:
> Once a vet is sued, the control of the situation goes to his insurance
> company and their lawyers.  They (insurance lawyers) always want to
> settle and pretty much will insist on doing so.  That is what happened
> in this case.

So the rider won his lawsuit because the vet's insurance settled rather
than go to court.  This is a part of the insurance industry that I fail
to understand.  How can it be cheaper to settle out of court by paying
anyone anything when the facts of the case show clearly that the person
suing is the one at fault than it would be to defend the suit
successfully and recover all suit related costs as part of the decision?

Perhaps someone in insurance can explain this.


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