Motions To Dismiss Denied In Insurance Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Ohio-based insurance dealer is crowing after a federal judge denied two motions to dismiss an antitrust case alleging that an insurance agency and four insurance companies deprived customers of the benefits of an open market.

The case—filed on behalf of employee benefits and health insurance broker Total Benefits Planning Agency Inc.—accuses the defendants of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Act, as well as state laws covering defamation, tortious interference, breach of contract and civil conspiracy.

"We are pleased that we have prevailed...
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