Allstate Escapes Class Cert. Bid In Property Owners' Suit

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday denied class certification in a suit accusing Allstate Insurance Co. of artificially inflating Oklahoma property owners’ premiums and then failing to pay them full replacement costs for property damage.

U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Friot denied plaintiffs James and Angela Cox’s bid to certify two classes of Allstate-insured property owners, finding that the plaintiffs had “failed to carry their burden to demonstrate that resolution of their claims would provide answers common to the class.”

The Coxes, who had a “Deluxe Homeowners...
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