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Allstate Age Discrimination Case Will Go To Trial

Law360 (October 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seven years after employees for Allstate Insurance Co. first complained that the insurance giant was discriminating against older agents, a district judge in Minnesota has ruled that the case will be heard by a jury.

Judge E. Richard Webber in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Minnesota said in his decision that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had presented strong enough evidence of discrimination to move the case forward.

The Allstate agents first complained to the EEOC in 1999, after Allstate dismissed nearly...
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