Hey, here’s a story for all you guys who argue that kids who sit out bowl games to protect their professional futures should buy an insurance policy, suck it up and play.
Attorneys representing former University of Arkansas, Fayetteville football standout Rawleigh Williams have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging breach of contract and other complaints against insurance giant Lloyd’s of London.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Washington County Circuit Court, naming underwriters at Lloyd’s, International Specialty Insurance and agent Justin B. Boeving of Prairie Grove as defendants.
Williams, 21, is suing the parties for breach of contract, claiming they have not paid on a $1 million disability insurance policy taken out in March 2017. The lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, also claims bad faith, deceit and civil conspiracy on the defendants’ part.
An insurance company avoiding payment? Mah stahs, Miz Scarlett!
“The reason you file these lawsuits is, for one, you paid for a product that was not given to you, which is simply unfair,” Horton said.
The lawsuit claims Williams entered into the policy on March 10, 2017, and that Lloyd’s amended the policy last May — after Williams suffered the injury that led to his retirement — to include an endorsement that would exclude coverage of any injury that arose out of Williams’ “spinal column and adjacent and related structures.”
The lawsuit alleges Williams was made aware of this “endorsement 3” for the first time on May 9, 2017, by Boeving and was told he could decline the policy within 10 days and have his premiums returned.
Yeah, that seems entirely fair.
I guess it’s time for some folks to regroup behind some sort of love of the game argument. That works for coaches, right?