Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coins

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) – A Southern California insurance company has settled a lawsuit by delivering thousands of dollars in loose change.

An attorney says Adriana’s Insurance dumped 17 buckets of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies in his office last week as partial payment. Antonio Gallo estimates there’s more than $20,000 worth of coins, although he hasn’t counted it – in fact, he can’t even lift it.

Neither can his client, 76-year-old Andres Carrasco of Los Angeles, who just had a hernia operation.

Carrasco sued in 2012, claiming an insurance agent assaulted him by physically removing him from an office. Gallo says Adriana’s sent a check last week and also left cash.

Carrasco told KNBC-TV he’s disappointed by the company’s treatment.

Adrian’s didn’t immediately comment but promised to release a statement soon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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