Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
James W. Webb and Dan E. Schmaeling of Webb, Crumpton & McGregor, Montgomery, and H. Wayne Love of Burnham, Klinefelter, Halsey & Love, Anniston, for appellants.
Betty C. Love of Love, Love, Lawrence & Wood, Talladega, and Charles L. Parks, Anniston, for appellee.
Lanny S. Vines of Emond & Vines, Birmingham, amicus curiae, for Alabama Trial Lawyers Ass'n.
Supreme Court of Alabama.
The plaintiff-appellee, Mattie Gowens, sued the defendants-appellants, Old Southern Life Insurance Company and its agents, for three million dollars for: (1) breach of contract, (2) fraud, (3) tort of outrage, and (4) fraudulent failure to pay an insurance policy. The plaintiff was the owner of two policies with Old Southern Life Insurance Company, when its agent, F. G. Compton, paid her a visit on July 19, 1977, for the purpose of selling her additional...
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