Class Cert. Denied In Allstate Claim Estimations Suit

Law360, New York (November 17, 2009, 3:59 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid for class certification by Allstate New Jersey Insurance Co. policyholders alleging the insurer engaged in improper estimating processes and underpaid claims between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2004.

Judge Renee Marie Bumb of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday denied the motion for class certification, ruling that the plaintiffs' claims were not typical of the proposed class.

Claims are calculated using a method that breaks the operations required to repair a dwelling...
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