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Hanks Sues Insurance Agent: Like a Bad Neighbor

3/22/2011 7:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are suing their former insurance broker, claiming he gauged, defrauded and embezzled them out of a fortune.

Tom Hanks

Hanks, Wilson and others claim they worked with J.B. Goldman Insurance Agency for more than 20 years, using the company to procure homeowners, directors and other business policies.

According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, Hanks and Wilson switched brokers last month and the new broker allegedly discovered gross overcharging for various policies.

The suit claims the broker overcharged them, insured them multiple times for the same things, and engaged in a "predatory embezzlement scheme" that cost all the plaintiffs hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars.

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

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BroRo    

Insurance companies are horrible!! I hope they get what they deserve....

1224 days ago
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Lupe    

http://twitter.com/ModelBubbles

1224 days ago
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Brooke    

I understand. Time Warner Cable overcharged and scammed me, and I'm suing!

1224 days ago
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Staci    

Tom Hanks doesn't work enough. We could do with a bit more, please.

1224 days ago
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BREAKFAST4    

my insurance agent charges me for moon earthquakes and I am fine with it.

1224 days ago
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bob    

"And watch your money"

- Del Paxton

1224 days ago
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Where's KOOKY?    

TMZ -- you might want to consider changing the headline in this story. You are implying, with "like a bad neighbor," that somehow the State Farm Insurance Company is involved in this matter.

I realize you're trying to be cute with a play on words, but some SF agents who may be reading this blog might not find it so amusing.

Just sayin'.

1224 days ago
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Staci    

They say TV is an exicting venture. There's a fresh crop of little ones that could use some help coming up in the world. I'd even say we all could use some help coming up in this big mean old world.

1224 days ago
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BREAKFAST4    

TMZ -- you might want to consider changing the headline in this story. You are implying, with "like a bad neighbor," that somehow the State Farm Insurance Company is involved in this matter.

I realize you're trying to be cute with a play on words, but some SF agents who may be reading this blog might not find it so amusing.

Just sayin'.

Posted at 3:35 PM on Mar 22, 2011 by Where's KOOKY?

STFU, I am amused and State Farm is not immune to ripping people off, examples EVERY Hurricane, tornado ever to hit the US.

1224 days ago
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Tea Party Mom    

Too bad there's no insurance for a wrinkled, bloated face.

1224 days ago
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newmexkid    

Maybe it was a mistake, but TMZ really meant to say that Tom was "gouged", not "gauged" by the insurance company.

1224 days ago
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Room Service    

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Too bad there's no insurance for a wrinkled, bloated face.

Posted at 3:38 PM on Mar 22, 2011 by Tea Party Mom

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But there is an excuse for you thank God... you are just stupid...and I am sad to say, "You Can't Fix Stupid", your stuck with it the rest of your life. You're a very shallow person...

1224 days ago
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Room Service    

12.

Too bad there's no insurance for a wrinkled, bloated face.

Posted at 3:38 PM on Mar 22, 2011 by Tea Party Mom

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But there is an excuse for you thank God... you are just stupid...and I am sad to say, "You Can Fix Stupid", your stuck with it the rest of your life. You're a very shallow person...

1224 days ago
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Mark Proctor    

Criminal

1224 days ago
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sirrah    


I hope they have a policy for acts of God- just in case
'the big one' ever hits L.A.

1224 days ago
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