Insurance Agents Win Class Certification Bid

Law360, New York (October 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in Chicago has granted certification to a class of insurance agents who allege that Bankers Life & Casualty Co. violated California law by misclassifying them as independent contractors rather than employees.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon signed off on a 19-page memorandum opinion and order certifying a class consisting of all persons who entered into an “Agent Contract” with Bankers Life and were appointed to work as an agent of the defendant in California and classified as independent contractors between...
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