The Boston Herald‘s insurance company is suing Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Ernest B. Murphy for demanding an additional $6.8 million on top of $3.4 million he collected from a libel lawsuit judgment against the newspaper.
According to Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd.’s lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Aug. 16, a July 17 letter Murphy sent to Mutual demanded that the company pay him an additional $6.8 million to compensate for violations of a Massachusetts law prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices in the insurance business and the state’s consumer protection laws. Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd. v. The Honorable Ernest B. Murphy, No. 07-11532 (D. Mass.)
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