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Court Allows Tort Claim Against Insurer That Doctored Videotape, Had Worker Arrested

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 777 | 2 | 36 min read

After Mario Seguro-Suarez fell 18 feet from a ladder, suffered brain damage and won a claim for total disability, his employer’s insurer went so far as to selectively edit a video of the man, then have him fraudulently arrested by the local police department. That’s according to a decision handed down Tuesday by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, which allowed the worker’s tort claim against the insurer to proceed, but not on bad-faith grounds. "When, after the commission awards the injured worker benefits, an employer’s insurance company knowingly pr...

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