Burying and distorting the lede

The headline of a front-page story in last Friday’s New York Times (7 Feb. 2020) states that an estimated $1.6 billion in Hurricane Maria insurance claims remain unresolved. This sounds like a serious crisis of epic proportions, one requiring more governmental regulation of the insurance industry, but buried in the 13th paragraph on page 21 is this sentence: “Out of an estimated $8.5 billion in insurance claims filed since Hurricane Maria, $6.9 billion have been paid ….”

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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