Ohio High Court Nixes Cert In State Farm Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 8:05 PM EST) -- A majority of Ohio Supreme Court justices on Tuesday nixed class certification in a lawsuit claiming that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. improperly steered policyholders with damaged windshields to cheap and unreliable repairs so that it could avoid paying replacements costs. 

The majority of justices said a rigorous analysis of the evidence made clear that individual issues in the case overwhelmed questions common to the class. The lawsuit claims State Farm prepared a script for representatives to induce policyholders to repair their windshields, shirking its...
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