Senate Bill Would Allow Survivors to Sue for Unpaid Claims

Bill offered at Senate 2 days prior to planned protest.

Published: March 4th 2011
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The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill that would allow Holocaust survivors to sue European companies for unpaid life insurance claims.


Sen. Bill Nelson (D.-Fla.) offered the bill on the floor of the Senate on March 2, just two days prior to a planned protest by Holocaust survivors at a fundraising event for the senator in Miami Beach with President Obama.


Recently, a Holocaust survivors’ group protested during a golf tournament in Florida, sponsored by the insurance company Allianz, which survivors say owes approximately $2 billion in unpaid claims.


"People who are wronged are entitled to seek justice,” Nelson said in a statement this week.


“It is now our expectation to work with Congress and the White House to restore our rights and address the survivors’ desperate needs that have been ignored for so long,” read a statement by the survivors' foundation.

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