Monday, November 16, 2020

People v. Bankers Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 16, 2020)

Sometimes even good bets don't pay off.

Rami Al-Zetawi gets arrested for animal cruelty when his neighbors allegedly see him beat and injure his white husky dog in the front yard of his home.  When he's arraigned, All Pro Bail Bonds agrees to post his $50,000 bond.  Seems like a good deal for the bond company; they'll get their $5,000 fee (ten percent) and the odds are super high that Al-Zetawi will show up for trial.  Who flees the country just to beat an animal cruelty charge?

Apparently:  Mr. Al-Zetawi.  Who flies to Jordan instead of showing up for his trial.

We'd say that was a "bad beat" in poker.  Or any other form of gambling.

An unfortunate component of the bail bond business, however.