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Judge Tosses Insurance Discrimination Suits

Law360 (March 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district judge threw out the remaining three claims from a number of suits filed more than 10 years ago alleging some of the country’s largest insurers with discrimination over the rates they charge in black neighborhoods.

Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri said that federal law leaves insurance litigation to the states.

The case dates back to 1996 when numerous plaintiffs sued 25 insurers under the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act...
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