Allstate Beats Suit Over Property Repair Deadline

Law360, Chicago (May 30, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a putative class action alleging Allstate Insurance Co. improperly requires insured property owners to fix damaged property within 180 days of receiving an actual cash value payment from Allstate, finding the provision did not run against state insurance law.

In axing the suit brought on behalf of policyholders for property in New York state, U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl found that Allstate's 180-day provision was not inconsistent with the state's standard fire policy and that the language...
To view the full article, register now.