Connecticut Attorney General Eyes Allstate In Probe

Law360, New York (December 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal plans to expand his antitrust investigation of the insurance industry to include Allstate Corp.'s decision to stop writing new homeowners' policies in the state.

"Even if Allstate may be within its legal rights to cease doing business in Connecticut, its decision may be the result of other anti-competitive or antitrust practices," Blumenthal said in a statement.

In his statement, Blumenthal said he would seek information from Allstate about unreasonable requirements and premium increases by the company and other insurers “reflecting possible...
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