|By Jose Patino Girona, Tampa Tribune, Fla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
White, who is serving three years in an
"When you put profit over coverage you're not just going to pay what's owed, you're going to pay more," Laurato said.
"The damages are meant as a punishment to deter the insurance company from doing this again."
White filed a counterclaim and won this year.
A judge ordered the companies to pay
"You don't take advantage of someone or your policy holder if you're in a bad situation," Laurato said. "We expect our insurance companies to protect us in these situations. They are there to protect us when something like
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