Lessons From 4 Recent Athlete Insurance Lawsuits

By Richard Giller (May 10, 2018, 2:47 PM EDT) -- On May 1, 2018, former University of Arkansas star running back Rawleigh Williams III filed a breach of contract, insurance bad faith, deceit and civil conspiracy lawsuit in Arkansas state court seeking to recover $1 million under a permanent total disability, or PTD, insurance policy issued to him by Lloyd's of London arising out of a career-ending neck injury he sustained that left him momentarily paralyzed from the neck down. The denial of the Williams claim by Lloyd's was apparently based on an endorsement issued by the wholesale insurance broker, International Specialty Insurance Inc., which was dated three days after Williams...

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