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Elon Musk Slams "Crazy" GEICO STD Claim

 Thursday, June 16, 2022

 Insurance Business

World’s richest man Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has slammed a recent insurance claim by a Missouri woman who contracted a sexually transmitted disease in a car against GEICO as ‘crazy’ and called for legal action against law firms that pursue ‘insane’ cases.

Musk said on Twitter on Friday: ‘Crazy damages claims like this are a big part of why car insurance costs so much.’

‘It should be possible to sue law firms for pursuing insane damages claims,’ Musk said in a follow up tweet.

GEICO faces a potential $5.2 million payout to the woman, who claimed she was unknowingly infected with sexually transmitted HPV (human papillomavirus) while having sexual intercourse with a policyholder in his automobile, following a Missouri Court of Appeal ruling.

The carrier has filed a federal lawsuit, which it has said will establish whether ‘there is coverage in this matter’, in response to the case.