Apparently, Allstate thinks that both a judge and the MO Supreme Court do not know what the law is. Or, at least, that is the position they are taking. In September, Allstate was ordered to turn over documents in a bad faith case against it. The judge set the fine at $25,000 per day. The MO Supreme Court, last month, agreed that Allstate had to turn over the documents. Yet, Allstate still refuses, according to Joe Lambe at the Kansas City Star.
Now, here is the best part. Allstate’s attorney says that they have a principled difference and cannot turn them over until someone “says what the law is.” Now, all of you reading this probably know that the law is what the court says it is, and it is especially true when the state Supreme Court tells you what the law is. However, Allstate apparently thinks that doesn’t apply to it. Interesting. The judge told Allstate that he has told them what the law is, but that, I guess, was not persuasive to Allstate.
I will keep you updated on this. Allstate is fighting awfully hard to keep these documents a secret. My guess is that if the documents become public they will strike a huge blow at Allstate and their image of “good hands.”