Fraud and Bad Faith Case Results
A fraud case was filed against Orkin for fraudulently inspecting a homeowner's home for termites. The inspector discovered that the home was so eaten up by termites that Orkin put car jacks underneath the house to keep it from falling down. In an action against Orkin, a document was produced showing the deplorable condition of the Plaintiff's house, and it stated that the homeowner "was black, poor, old and ignorant". Orkin's course of action was an effort to hide the condition for her, in hopes that she would die before someone discovered the condition of the house.
Judgment for the Plaintiff in the amount of $81,500,000.00.