Class Cert. Awarded In Suits Over Insurance Overbilling

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has certified a class of Kentucky insurance policyholders who claim that several insurance companies, including Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., billed them for local taxes they did not actually owe, despite the defendants' contention that the suit would be too unwieldy.

To help make the case more manageable, Judge David L. Bunning of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky made a sua sponte decision to split it into 10 — one for each...
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