Safeco Class Action Belongs In State Court: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A circuit panel has upheld a district court’s ruling that an Illinois chiropractor’s class action alleging Safeco Insurance Co. of America systematically underpaid claims on its car insurance policies should return to the Illinois state court where it was originally filed.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday affirmed the district court decision to ditch Safeco’s bid to keep F. Ryan Bemis’ suit at the federal level.

Bemis filed the state-level action in February 2005, seven days before...
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