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WARNING to DBA claimants/ injured civilian contractors in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama:

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on November 9, 2010

AIG (via the taxpayer) is paying this firm to spy on you for days on end, and what’s worse is they guarantee “well over a 90% video success rate on all files … Unheard of in the industry.”
In other words over 90% of us are lying about our injuries, or they either grossly exaggerate and/or photoshop and manipulate the video surveillance which is a far more likely scenario.

Private Dick

Your Claims Defense Specialist !!

Alliance Investigations,
P. O. Box 1451, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
Telephone – (229) 400-0841 Fax – (229) 246-7229 Contact: Darrell D. Cox (President)
It’s surely just a matter of time before someone gets hurt in the ongoing despicable practice of stalking and filming DBA claimants, many of whom suffer from PTSD, TBI and other war-related trauma known to significantly reduce impulse control. The fact that two insurance whores now team up to spy on claimants at any given time is just making matters worse.
The latest culprits making their living by spying on injured contractors for AIG are S.R. Stone and M.A. Wheatley presumably of Bainbridge, GA. If anyone can dig up mug shots please send to us asap.
Case No.: 2009-LDA-00055
S.R. Stone testified that he is a private investigator for Alliance Investigations performed video surveillance of the Claimant from 4:37 PM, September 24, 2008 through September 27, 2008.
He identified EX 23 as an accurate report of his activities during his surveillance of the Claimant as well as containing the previous surveillance attributable to his associate Mr. Weatley. Mr. Stone testified that he was working another case when he was called on September 24, 2008, and assigned to assist Mr. Wheatley in the surveillance of the Claimant.
On re-cross examination, Mr. Stone testified that at some points in time he was five to ten feet away from the Claimant while the Claimant operated the motorcycle and sometimes he used the zoom-lens on the camera.
Testimony of M.A. Wheatley (TR 35-46)
Mr. M.A. Wheatley testified that he is a self-employed licensed private investigator and has been an investigator since May 1995. He is licensed in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. He reported that he conducted surveillance of the Claimant for a day and a half on September 23 and 24, 2008.
He stated that the portion of EX 23 from 2:07 to 5:14 PM, September 24, 2008,
reflected the observation he and Mr. Stone made since they were both observing the same
activity together at that time.
NOTE to the computer-savy among us, the software they use is Trackops.

MORE FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
Alliance Investigations is a specialized investigative agency, specifically focused on the needs and demands of the insurance industry. We provide services to clients in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama and operate on an old-fashioned philosophy whereby success is achieved through quality work, honesty and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. In addition to our commitment to quality, our clients also receive an industry-exclusive product quality guarantee for surveillance investigations.

(Are they guaranteeing to produce positive results for the insurance company whether they exist or not?)
Quality Assurance Policy
On any 2-day surveillance budget in which we fail to obtain documentation of your CLAIMANT, we will continue with additional surveillance at no cost to your office. How do we do it? Our Investigators are without peers. Simply put, we can afford to guarantee you results on your Worker’s Compensation or Liability claims investigations because our field Investigators are just that good.
As an adjuster or defense attorney, you’ve heard that phrase, said it yourself many times and by now, probably believe it to be true.
While other companies may take that slogan to heart, we at Alliance Investigations make it our mission to limit the misses and amplify the hits.
AND we have become quite good at it. In fact, as a company we maintain well over a 90% video success rate on all files … Unheard of in the industry.

Posted in AIG and CNA, Civilian Contractors, Injured Contractors, PTSD and TBI, spykids | Tagged: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Lying to the Judge: It is OK if a lawyer does it?

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 1, 2010

When a defense attorney makes statements in paperwork that they sign their name to and present to an Administrative Law Judge

You would expect they’ve been very careful to tell the truth and only the truth…..

You’d think…

We were told recently that it has become accepted that  Attorneys will lie on behalf of their client.

This is Wrong, Right?

The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct states that a lawyer “shall not knowingly make a false statement of material fact.”

In other words, lawyers aren’t supposed to lie–and they can be disciplined or even disbarred for doing so.

Right, it’s Wrong,

Even in the DoL’s Administrative Faux Law System it is still very very Wrong.


Posted in ACE, AIG and CNA, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties and Missing, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Department of Labor, Misjudgements, Political Watch, Racketeering | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Department of Labor and The Carrier/Employer Collaborate Again

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 21, 2010

Signal/NAWE Maritime Conference June 3-4  2010   Chicago

Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd. and National Association of Waterfront Employers

Representatives from the Department of Labor will join long-time practitioners in spirited discussions on how to create innovative opportunities to improve current practices and procedures

Acting Chief Judge Stephen Purcell,

Retired Judge John Vittone, and

Janice Ulan; U.S. Department of Labor, Benefits Review Board

The Longshore Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act  and The Defense Base Act Administrative System is adversarial enough without high ranking DoL Officials spending taxpayer money to attend a conference designed purely to help the insurance companies and their attorney’s to create even more

“Innovative Opportunities to improve current practices and procedures”

Posted in Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties and Missing, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Department of Labor, OALJ | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

 
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