9th Circ. Declines To Rehear Insurers' Antitrust Appeal

Law360, New York (September 16, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a rehearing bid from Allstate Indemnity Co., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and others who argued that a decision that revived a putative class action over an alleged conspiracy to provide policyholders with inferior replacement parts was at odds with the California Insurance Code.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down an order Wednesday denying the defendants-appellees' petition, which sought an en banc or panel rehearing.

The plaintiffs, California automobile-insurance policyholders, claimed the insurers were...
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