Judge Says He'd Nix Car Value Loss Suit, With Terms

Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state said Wednesday that he would grant the plaintiff-requested dismissal of a putative class action against an insurer for failing to cover diminished value loss for automobiles involved in accidents, but only under certain conditions.

Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington disagreed with lead plaintiff Brad N. Mansker that the court no longer had jurisdiction over the case following the dismissal of other Farmers Insurance Co. of Washington-affiliated defendants, but he was...
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