Insurer's Late Checks Nix Fatal Crash Deal, 11th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2015, 9:46 PM EDT) -- The parents of a young woman who died in a car crash urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a Georgia federal judge's ruling that Grange Mutual Casualty Co. failed to settle their claim against the at-fault driver, saying the insurer tried to pay too late.

Boris and Susan Woodard argue that they did not accept Grange's offer because the offer to settle stated "Timely payment is an essential element of acceptance," and the insurer did not provide timely payment. A district court agreed, and Grange is seeking to reverse the ruling.

"Actions speak louder than words, and the offer...

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