WOW! Okay, I get that businesses make business decisions based on what they think will happen in the future. (Exhibit A: Ford and the Pinto) But, Allstate has taken bad business decisions to a whole new level.
First, it refused to turn over documents in a case despite a court order. (For the record, a court order is just that – an order. It is not a request, a suggestion or the court asking. It is an order.)
Now, the Florida Department of Insurance has barred Allstate for doing business in Florida because Allstate, wait for it………………………..failed to turn over documents. Even the Florida Governor is telling Allstate customers to go find new insurance.
Of course, Allstate was surprised at this decision. (Are they ever not surprised? They constantly seem to be surprised.)
So, a quick recap, Allstate refuses to comply with a subpoena, is barred from doing business and is surprised at this result? Here is a tip for everyone. If you don’t comply with a subpoena or a court order, you can lose your business license, be suspended or worse. Allstate, as much as this is going to come as a surprise to them, is no different than the Mom-and-pop dry cleaner or any other business.
I agree with Gov. Crist: Allstate policyholders should move their insurance. You are, clearly, not in good hands!