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Online post about refusal to pay fatal accident claim goes viral

An online rant by a man whose sister was killed in a car crash in Baltimore went viral this week after he accused Progressive Advanced Insurance Co. of siding with the driver whose car hit his sister's vehicle in June 2010.

Matt Fisher's Monday post on tumblr.com sparked international coverage and a barrage of outraged tweets and comments. "If you are insured by Progressive, and they owe you money, they will defend your killer in court in order to not pay you your policy," he wrote.

As the online chatter intensified and customers threatened via social media to drop Progressive as their insurer, the company responded on the Internet with condolences to the family...