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Jury awards Las Vegas man $60 million over claim denial

A federal court jury on Thursday awarded a Las Vegas man $60 million in his case against an insurance company and its parent corporation.
G. Clinton Merrick, a retired venture capitalist living in Summerlin who was instrumental in the development of the “Kool-Aid Man” advertising campaign, had first gone to trial against the Paul Revere Life Insurance Co. and the Unum Group in 2004.
In that trial, the jury awarded Merrick $11.6 million in damages related to the insurer’s denial of his disability claim, according to a press release from Merrick’s Las Vegas lawyers.
The insurers appealed the decision and the case was sent back for a retrial with a different jury, which awarded Merrick $60 million on Thursday.
Unum has experienced intense media scrutiny in recent years related to other lawsuits involving denials of disability claims.


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Laura Hack is a paralegal with Terrell • Hogan. She has been with the firm since 1996 and has worked primarily for Wayne Hogan. She is an experienced Paralegal with 30+ years of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Appeals, Civil Trial Litigation Support, Torts, Trial Practice, and Pleadings.