8th Circ. Revokes Class Cert. In Auto-Owners Payment Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 3, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that a district court wrongly certified a class of consumers covered by Auto-Owners Insurance Co.’s medpay or personal injury protection coverage under policies issued in North Dakota, finding that the claims should be analyzed individually.

A three-judge appellate panel on Wednesday agreed with Auto-Owners that the district court abused its discretion in certifying a class of policyholders in North Dakota on claims that the insurer and subsidiary Owner Corp. breached the contract and acted in bad faith, finding that the...
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