Geico Auto Policyholder Can't Revive Consumer Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday declined to revive consumer fraud and contract claims in a class action alleging auto insurance units of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Geico Corp. offered uninsured or underinsured motorist collision coverage limits below state minimums without the required consent.

Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas declined to reconsider his November dismissal of plaintiff Shannon Ensey’s claims for breach of contract and for violations of the state Consumer Fraud Act and Truth In Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act.

The judge had...
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