Law360, New York (November 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The defendants in a class action over anti-competitive conduct in the insurance industry on Friday insisted that, despite arguments from several plaintiffs, not staying the case as it goes through the appeals court would cause the multidistrict litigation to “degenerate into piecemeal litigation of common issue.”
In a letter to the court, the defendants argued against correspondence from various “tag-along” plaintiffs in the insurance case - Fortune Brands Inc., Henley, Sinclair Oil Corp. and U-Haul International Inc.
The letters from the plaintiffs opposed a previous proposal...
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