Allstate accused of cheating claimants
LOCAL CLAIM COULD LEAD TO $800 MILLION
By Brandon Ortiz
HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER
Attorneys Paul Kaplan, left, and J. Dale Golden talked in the law office of Golden and Walters in
Lexington on June 29. Both attorneys represent Geneva Hager, who is suing Allstate Insurance Co.,
alleging that the company fraudulently denies policyholders and claimants fair offers.
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• The documents
• Key terms
• Allstate by the numbers
• DISCUSSION BOARD: Tell us your insurance experiences
• William and Geneva Hager's original lawsuit (.pdf)
• Geneva Hager's amended complaint over Allstate's claims handling (.pdf)
• Allstate's response to Hager's complaint, Part 1 (.pdf)
• Allstate's response to Hager's complaint, Part 2 (.pdf)
• Allstate's response to Hager's complaint, Part 3 (.pdf)
• Affidavit of Linda Brown, Allstate's former high ranking Ky. official (.pdf)
• Brown's 2nd affidavit (.pdf)
• Brown's 3rd affidavit (.pdf)
• Brown's 4th affidavit (.pdf)
• Brown's 5th affidavit (.pdf)
• Brown's letter on resigning as evaluation consultant (.pdf)
• Police accident report (.pdf)
• Allstate defense documents, PowerPoint (.pdf)
• Hattie Wright settlement brochure (.pdf)
It started as a minor rear-end wreck.
A large truck, loaded with firewood, ran into a Dodge Dakota stuck in traffic on Man o' War Boulevard in
Lexington, scratching the pickup's bumper and bending its frame.
That 1997 accident could spawn an $800 million class-action lawsuit brought by a Richmond woman
against Allstate Insurance Co.
Geneva Hager, 59, is portrayed in two starkly different lights. To her lawyers, she is fighting a David vs.
Goliath battle against a powerful insurance company, which is taking money from the pockets of injury
victims. To Allstate's lawyers, she is being used as a pawn by greedy trial lawyers, who are looking to get
rich at policyholders' expense.