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‘Tyger River’ demand results in $1 million settlement (access required)

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A Greenville attorney has convinced an insurance company to pay $1 million to a client who was injured in a big-rig crash, and he didn’t even have to file a lawsuit. Ryan S. Montgomery, a solo practitioner, relied on what is known as a “Tyger River” demand to secure the Aug. 31 settlement. Under the doctrine, an insurer has a duty to the insured to settle a personal injury claim when it is reasonable and covered by the policy in play.

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‘Tyger River’ demand nets woman hit by shorn-off tire $489K (access required)

Mount Pleasant sweetgrass basket maker Geneva Gathers was tending her stand on U.S. Highway 17 when a tire that was shorn off a Lexus in a collision with a truck bowled her over. Gathers later threatened to sue the driver of the Lexus, who was alleged to be at fault in the crash. "We made a Tyger River demand," attorney D. Nathan Hughey, who represented Gathers, told Lawyers Weekly. The claim settled for $489,613 last month before any suit was filed.

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