6th Circ. OKs Class Action Over Insurers' Tax Charges

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a class certification order in a lawsuit blaming five insurers for improper premium tax charges, rejecting arguments that the certified subclasses were "fail-safe."

The ruling deals a blow to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance, State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance, Standard Fire Insurance Co. and Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Co., the last carriers remaining in a lawsuit that started out with more than 20 insurers.

In a decision penned by Judge Jane Stranch — with one...
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