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Q: Is it still a lost cause if bad faith is against all insureds employes under your employer's policy?

I work for a corporate chain of retail market outfitters with stores in multiple states, and their Workman's comp Insurer acts in bad faith as a normal practice against the majority of injured employees. Does this constitute an intentional tort, or a direct third-party lawsuit against the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2023

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I believe it would be very difficult. If you're talking about things like denying claims or playing hardball, that's the nature of the insurance industry. That's my individual opinion - you could... View More

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Q: A boss told co-workers about private information about my record, what criminal charge is that?

My boss asked his state’s attorney uncle about my personal record, then proceeded to tell my co-workers about it to defame me. For one can his uncle just give him any info on anyone he wants? And if so what happens when he expresses those Private matters to employees?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 19, 2023

What private information was disclosed? Most personal information isn't protected. Public records contain a vast array of personal information, including criminal proceedings.

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