Cert. Denied In Antitrust Suit Against State Farm, Others

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday again refused to certify a class of auto owners who allege State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and other insurers violated antitrust law by selling inferior repair parts to policyholders.

U.S. District Judge James Ware's ruling marked the second denial of class certification in the suit against State Farm, Geico General Insurance Co., Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Allstate Indemnity Co. and the Certified Automotive Parts Association. According to the complaint, the companies colluded to exclusively offer “junk” policies that...
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