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State Farm Terminates Bobby Harrell’s Contract

FORMER SPEAKER TO APPEAL DECISION … By FITSNEWS || State Farm no long employs former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell as one of its insurance agents, reporter Schuyler Kropf of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier is reporting. According to Kropf’s report, Harrell’s 4,500 clients were notified by mail…

FORMER SPEAKER TO APPEAL DECISION …

By FITSNEWS || State Farm no long employs former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell as one of its insurance agents, reporter Schuyler Kropf of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier is reporting.

According to Kropf’s report, Harrell’s 4,500 clients were notified by mail of the company’s decision.  Harrell told Kropf he learned of the decision via “a Fed Ex-delivered letter to his door step.”

Sources tell FITS Harrell had a “fifteen hour heads up” that his thirty-four-year affiliation with the company had been terminated.

Damn …

Company officials tell FITS Harrell has a right to appeal the decision – and sources close to Harrell have indicated such an appeal is already in the works.

Interesting …

“It’s a business decision by State Farm,” one source familiar with the dissolution of the partnership told us.  “Right now State Farm has to pay him a certain premium for those being his accounts.  They had a window to get rid of him and give his accounts to agents they can pay less money – and they obviously took that window.”

Harrell’s license with the S.C. Department of Insurance has not been revoked or suspended, we’re told.

Last month Harrell resigned his position as Speaker of the House after pleading guilty to six public corruption charges – agreeing to cooperate with officials rumored to be part of a broader probe of corruption at the S.C. State House.

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53 comments

John November 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

This could get very interesting. Some lawyer somewhere is going to make a mint on this.

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Destroy Harrell November 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

For terminating Harrell? My God you are soooo ful of shit.

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John November 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Why is that? You don’t think Harrell will file a suit with some high-priced attorney like Butch Bowers and engage in some costly litigation before reaching a settlement? State Farm absolutely had the right to do what it did, but that doesn’t mean Harrell isn’t going to fight them.

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Native Ink November 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Nah, Harrell only hires lawyers when he’s using other people’s money.

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USA About 2 Collapse November 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

File a frivolous suit? No attorney in his/her right mind would do it for him. There’s a high risk they would be stripped of their law license.

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We'll see November 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

My money is on State Farm….there’s not many other corps that live & die by contracts to the same degree as a giant insurance company.

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Sailor November 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

As my old granddaddy used to say, “when it rains, it pours”.

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Destroy Harrell November 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Rumors from Charleston indicate Harrell has not even REPORTED to the Probation Office! Where are the federal charges? So US Attorney Nettles is playing a twisted corrupt game with the people. He needs to be thrown in prison – a place Harrell should have been sent in the first place!

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Lindsey Michelle November 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Don’t believe everything you hear. Or read on the internet.

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euwe max November 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Bad things happen to bad people.

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Destroy Harrell November 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Harrell’s wife to file for divorce right after Christmas … LEAKED from Charleston.

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cookingwithgas November 14, 2014 at 9:54 pm

He will still have Nancy

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grasan November 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

And she’ll still have her job with the lottery commission that he appointed her to. Even though her only qualification to serve as Treasurer is that she managed the PTA budget. No, really. It’s on the website. Almost as unqualified as our Governor.

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He deserves it November 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Props to State Farm for doing the right thing.

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James Fleming Jr November 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

It ant over yet!

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Dream on fools, real world... November 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

Bobby has probably been lobbying for SF inside the statehouse for years. They went to dinner, had a few drinks, laughed about the whole deal. The State Farm guy probably said something to the tune of “Well Bobby, tell me , how much have you put away for a rainy day?” BH most likely winked, mumbled something to the tune of, oh, 15 million and smiled. The SF guy asked, “what now?”. Bobby replies, “oh, without all the state BS to deal with I can get focused on making some real money. And to boot, now that the whole world knows that I am a PLAYA, I’m getting all kinds of offers.”

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tomstickler November 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The “invisible hand” of the market in action.

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True dat! November 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

It is certainly correcting a bad actor.

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Philip Branton November 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

LOL……….great re-tort…

“Beware biting the invisible hand that feeds you…….that hand is attached to a head and brain that is rather valuable to a market “stock”..!!

Dare to wonder who will insure the Post and Courier SQUARE development…?

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Smirks November 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

It’s about to hit him on his not-so-invisible cheek.

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Philip Branton November 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Ya know…………as an “un-civil” servant, certain articles with attached comments can be very powerful..!!

This strategy move is rather “predictable”……..a lot like a certain white house press secretary saying that the American Government is not afraid of one man and a laptop..!

This is actually a great counter move for Harrell…….it is rather “ironic” that Mayor Riley was named to a Citadel “Chair” before he even leaves office. Both of these men have harmed our state more than will ever be fully known. Mayor Riley has been in office over 30+ years and yet we are ALL still slaves to fossil OIL. Bobby Harrell, for all his “power” failed to actually LEAD our state out of FOSSIL Oil slavery. What a shame. …….and where do we find our troops being sent back too..? Protecting WHAT oil infrastructure ..?

Bobby Harrell has a great “plum” of choice with this action by State Farm. Norfolk-Southern and CSX have lobby partners that Bobby will be very useful for……

This action is really a “Golden Parachute”….!!@!

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Frustrated Voter November 13, 2014 at 11:22 pm

??????????????

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Native Ink November 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Scooter! Scooter! Harrell is a great public servant! Alan Wilson is a crybaby and you’re all smoking crack if you think any jury would ever indict Harrell! They’ll thank him for being the best thing ever to happen to South Carolina! Scooter! Scooter!

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Centrist View November 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm

And, like a good neighborrrr…….. never mind, State Farm is outta here.

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Grover November 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Haley finnaly got you Bobby…..time to sing like a bird to the Feds.

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Timmy Tebow November 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Maybe there is somenthing Bobby can do to Nikki to get back in her good graces???

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Yep! November 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm

A man losing not just his livelihood, but his wife, is likely to be a very embittered enemy…let us hope the dying cobra’s last spit is in the eye of Haley.

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The Colonel November 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Poor Cockroach

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jimlewisowb November 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Looks like bobby and all the little harrell cockroaches will have to trade in their champagne and caviar at 10,000 feet for a bottle of ripple and a can of vienna sausages on the back porch

Long Live the Harrells – they lived high on the hog for years and now they have the opportunity to pick pig shit out of their teeth

Termination letter by FedX – that’s cold, real cold

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Timmy Tebow November 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Two-buck Chuck isn’t as bad as you think it is, Bobby!

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shifty henry November 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

— and don’t forget the saltines

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Pepé Le Pew November 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

State Farm doesn’t want its name tarnished by slime-ball criminals, and yeah, they threw the spear into him with panache.

The article says he’ll open an independent insurance agency, but who in hell’s name will continue doing business with that politically castrated drit-bag?

His family and friends must now be sensing that bad, bad skunk smell in the household.

This is gonna be an interesting Thanksgiving and Christmas for that creep — how many of them are going to invite “Bobby the Skunk” to a party?

MERRY Christmas, motherfucker !!!

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Bobby is fine November 14, 2014 at 7:40 am

At 4500 clients with an average $350 payout per account to the agent for a period of 10 years or so I’d say old Bobby can sip brandy on the beach and laugh. this talk of financial ruin for guys like him and Jonathan Pinson (when will he be sentenced for robbing the people?) is just fantasy.

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Nölff November 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm

State Farm, from my own experiences, is about as corrupt as Harrell. It’s the least they could do.

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9" November 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

I’d rather walk than drive a car insured by State Farm.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

Yep! That’s one of two reasons I haven’t used them in many years after being a customer of theirs for well over a decade. The other, that was the last straw, was their ditzy female agent in Chapin who canceled the guy’s homeowner’s insurance because he put a shooting range on his own property for his personal use. It was (and still is) hilarious the number of State Farm offices that were displaying NRA stickers in their windows, trying to do damage control from that disaster.

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Rocky November 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Like a good neighbor –

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CorruptionInColumbia November 14, 2014 at 7:11 am Reply
Dr. Phil November 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Hilarious. Just watched this. Thanks, CorruptionInColumbia. Now please find a youtube with a businessman / legislator shoplifting. Like Harrell.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 15, 2014 at 7:41 am

It may be a little more difficult with colder weather setting in. During cold weather, we note that politicians generally keep their hands in their own pockets a little more than normal, rather than someone else’s.

:-)

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shifty henry November 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

ha! ha! — I also liked the blowing the girls’ skirts off

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CorruptionInColumbia November 15, 2014 at 7:41 am

That was well done, too!

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Guest November 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm

His insurance license *should* be revoked too. State Farm is acting correctly, to protect themselves against potential/future E&O claims against them.

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Knew It November 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm

The corruption is too powerful. There are not going to be any significant federal charges. The people are going to have to rise up and force the removal of more government servants like Nettles and Jean Drunk Driving Toal.

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nitrat November 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I want Nikki to be indicted while she’s in India. Maybe she will stay there.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 14, 2014 at 7:06 am

Wouldn’t that totally ROCK?!!!!!

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shifty henry November 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Harrell was aggressively trying to sell a life insurance policy to Mrs. Livingston. “Don’t let me pressure you. Why don’t you sleep on my
offer and call me in the morning. If you wake up.”

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iknowhim November 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Let’s hope his POS son goes down with the ship. Trash personified.

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Buddy Miles November 14, 2014 at 12:33 am

You’re in good hands with all state (POWER).

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Toyota Kawaski November 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

one corpurate crook telling a low level crook he cant play ball anymore?

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HappyKat November 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

I guess he will have to work on his nut farm. If he still has that!

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Michael J. Stefonick November 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

Would you trust an insurance agent who pleads guilty? I would not. There are too many other honest agent who would love the business.

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grasan November 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

Is it a coincidence that Robert Ford has been indicted after not being in the news for quite a while? It appears as if the Speaker’s offenses were as bad, if not worse. Time will tell.

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