Buying and Lying: A Threat to the Integrity of Our Judicial System

Policyholder Advisor & Alert

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PUBLISHED ON: November 1, 1995

Alarge number of propolicyholder
decisions are wiped
off the law books by the
insurance industry. This
astonishing manipulation of
our judicial system—probably
our most precious heritage—has only recently
come to light.
A classic “sale” of pro-policyholder case law
occurred in 1981 when Hartford Accident and
Indemnity paid $200,000 to expunge from the
case books a decision of Judge Morris Lasker of
the Southern District of New York. (Bankers Trust
Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co.)