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Mike "Lefty" Stanfill
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Your Scumbag, Part 7
is Dennis J. Manning, CEO of
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. I don't
know what his salary is but I do know that his
company paid out $723 million dollars in dividends
in2008 on profits
of $437 million, a rise of almost 50% over the
previous year. The company currently has $4.3 billion
in capital reserves.
I mention all this because one of their clients,
a Mr. Ian Pearl (see below) is a victim of muscular
dystrophy and requires a tube down his throat to
breathe. Thanks to a business life insurance policy
taken out from Mr. Manning's company Ian's family
can afford the $1 million each year required for
it seems that $1 million a year is too much of
a burden for Guardian's investors, and since
they cannot legally cancel Mr. Pearl's policy individually they simply cancelled
the entire line of insurance. No one knows exactly
other policy holders got the shaft but for Mr.
Pearl this is a death sentence.
For all the gory details of this story here.
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