Dennis Beaver | You & the Law

DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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November 13, 2020 • By Dennis Beaver 

“After I graduated college with a degree in media and marketing, I was hired as a claims adjuster trainee by a mid-west-based property insurance company. The training was great and I just knew that I was working for a company that was fair and took good care of its policyholders–when they had a loss–or people who had a claim against them as well,” “Jimmy” wrote.

“I say this because we were put in touch with people who had gone through auto accidents, wildfires, tornados and other horrible events, all of whom had only praise for the company’s handling of their claim. This motivated me to interview some of them and put together a highly positive YouTube video. I did not tell anyone at the company I was doing this. It was meant to be a surprise.

“Before uploading it to YouTube, I showed it to my boss, but instead of being happy and proud of me, he was extremely upset. With permission, I recorded what he said.”

Jimmy played the recording:

‘Don’t you dare post this! I know you were well-intentioned, but this creates the basis for a policyholder or some other person who suffers a loss, but does not receive what they felt entitled to, to sue us, arguing that your video falsely induced them to purchase our product or that we engage in bad faith claims practices…click here to read more