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« on: August 22, 2007, 07:03:53 PM »

Absolutely despicable.

This is a story from Georgia about an insurance company which hired private investigators to infiltrate a supposedly confidential church support group meeting in a pastor's home in order to learn secrets from a couple who was suing them. I've had about enough from insurance companies; they've hit below the belt way too many times.

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 08:05:10 PM »

Yeah, pretty poor.
What are going to do?

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 08:29:11 PM »

Invasion of privacy?  I think what they did was horrible, despicable... But from a legal standpoint, they don't have much room to stand, unless the group is interpreted as having some sort of level of confidentiality inherent to it (a la A.A.).

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 08:46:58 PM »

This example makes most people sick and highlights what insurance companies are becomming. I believe that the Ins. CEO's and the shareholder mentality are utterly destroying America.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 09:38:27 PM »

We've been talking somewhere else about the sacrosanctity of the Orthodox confession?  This private investigative tactic strikes me as tantamount to placing a secret microphone in the Confessional.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 10:46:16 PM »

Wow.  Will they stop at nothing to save a buck?  Not only is this morally disgusting, but it makes me wonder what the point in having insurance is if they try everything not to pay a claim.  Why even pay into insurance if they plan on keeping the money and sending private investigators after you?

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