A Republican World – ‘Michigan GOP Pushing Bill To Stop You From Suing Insurance Companies That Lie’
‘On May 8, 2014, Michigan House Republicans introduced House Bill 5558, the purpose of which is to ban customers from being able to sue an insurance company for lying to them’.
‘HB 5558 would amend the state’s Consumer Protection Act of 1976, in order to prohibit consumers from being allowed to sue an insurance company, even if they lie to you about what your policy covers’.
- ‘If passed, the bill would be retroactive to March 28, 2001, meaning that any settlement obtained against an insurance company between March 28, 2001 and now would be null and void’.
‘On May 27, 2014 Michigan State Representative Rashida Tlaib posted the following statement, in regards to HB 5558’:
“House Republicans are pushing a bill (House Bill 5558) this week to amend the Michigan Consumer Protection Act to prohibit a claim against an insurance company if they lie to you”.
“This is because an injured veteran (yes a veteran) won a case where she was lied to about what services she could receive under her insurance contract”.
“This veteran proved successfully in court that the company was deceptive (hard to prove) and received $2 million to cover the over $4 million costs incurred when she was lied to years ago”.
- “And hold up, that’s not all of it. They are making this change retroactive, so she and others who won their court case has to pay it all back”.