State Farm Blasts Class Cert. Bid In Depreciation Case

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT) -- State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. asked an Illinois federal court Friday to deny class certification in a lawsuit alleging it improperly applies depreciation when making initial claim payments for damaged personal property, saying the variety of state laws at issue would make the case unmanageable.

Plaintiff Fred Gee, who submitted a claim to State Farm after a house fire, alleges the insurer breached its policies when calculating the amount owed on his and other claims by improperly including in the depreciation deduction a percentage of...
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