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Report: Vicki Gunvalson Set To Score Victory In Fraud Lawsuit Filed By 82-Year-Old Woman!

It looks like Vicki Gunvalson may score a victory win in a fraud lawsuit filed by an 82-year-old woman. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, an Orange County judge has set a court date for March 17, 2020.

The lawsuit was brought by Joan Lile against the Real Housewives of Orange County star and her company Coto Insurance & Financial Services.

The judge is warning Joan to move her case forward or he will dismiss it in March. A recent hearing was held where neither party showed up.

The outlet reports that the case has had no movement since August, which is why the judge set the March hearing. The court will throw out all claims if Joan doesn’t appear and explain why she hasn’t moved it along.

The case was originally filed in January 29, 2019. Lile bought a longterm care insurance policy from Gunvalson in 1996. The customer reportedly claimed that the Bravo reality star assured her and her husband that the agreement would cover future medical premiums after one of the spouses died.

However, Lile reportedly alleged that Gunvalson lied about the “Lifetime Waiver of All Premiums of a Surviving Spouse” clause, all while “preying on the confidence and trust” of the couple.

According to The Blast, the documents claim that Gunvalson fraudulently and intentionally misrepresented what she sold her customer. Meanwhile, “[Lile] paid ever-increasing premiums yet was ultimately denied the specific benefit on which the purchase of the policy was predicated.”

Court documents reportedly state that the benefit “was of the utmost importance to the Liles because Robert Lile was significantly older than Joan Lile and wanted, above all else, to know that his wife would be protected financially upon his passing” in 2017.

Gunvalson has denied all claims via her lawyer Michael Mazur. In a statement to Us Weekly back in April 2019,  he said, “The claims alleged against Gunvalson are completely false. Gunvalson has always acted professionally and with the utmost truthfulness and integrity in every transaction that she acted as an insurance agent for her clients. She has never engaged in any fraudulent conduct nor misrepresented any terms of any policy. She vehemently denies the false allegations made against her in the lawsuit by Mrs. Lile.”

Mazur continued, “Mrs. Lile filed the lawsuit against Penn Treaty Insurance Company (‘Penn Insurance’) because they failed to honor the terms of the insurance policy that they had underwritten in 1996. Gunvalson was Mrs. Lile’s agent for the transaction. Unfortunately, when Mrs. Lile filed her claim for benefits with Penn, she discovered that Penn Insurance had financial difficulties and was taken over by the State of Pennsylvania. The operations were taken over and placed into receivership and liquidation.”

He added, “Gunvalson has provided her full assistance and cooperation to Mrs. Lile in seeking to have Penn Insurance honor the terms of the insurance policy that they issued to Mrs. Lile. Penn Insurance is currently under Court Orders issued in Pennsylvania for a Statutory Liquidator. In February 2019, an Order was issued authorizing the release of funds from the estate (Penn) to each state guaranty association in order to pay claims. The claims made against Gunvalson are completely false and lack any merit whatsoever.”

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