NJ Class Action Revived Over Progressive's Auto Policies

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 9:44 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate panel on Monday vacated the dismissal of a proposed class action accusing Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. of improperly allowing Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to buy automobile insurance policies they weren’t eligible for, finding that the trial court prematurely decided issues of fact.

The three-judge panel ordered plaintiff Elizabeth Lopez-Negron’s case back to trial court, saying that there were multiple matters of knowledge, intent, feasibility and reasonableness that had been inappropriately decided before any answer to her complaint was filed or any fact-finding had begun.

Given that Lopez-Negron has also filed a substantially similar whistleblower lawsuit against Progressive...

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