Insurance Broker Can’t Dodge Tom Hanks' Fraud Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 12, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Monday refused to toss a fraud lawsuit brought by Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson against their former insurance broker, who allegedly overcharged premiums and billed the Hollywood power couple multiple times for the same coverage.

Judge John Wiley overruled J.B. Goldman Insurance Agency Inc.'s demurrer motion seeking to scale claims from the fraud suit and denied the company's bid to strike a request for punitive damages. The ruling is a setback for J.B. Goldman, which argued that the complaint...
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