Public Storage Looks To Decertify $100M Class Mid-Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (January 29, 2019, 11:12 PM EST) -- Public Storage asked the judge overseeing a $100 million California bench trial Tuesday to decertify a class of customers claiming they were tricked into buying rental insurance, saying they're relying on individual claims that employees deviated from a company sales pitch rather than common issues with the pitch itself.

The national storage giant argues that the class plaintiffs are relying on instances where Public Storage sales employees went "off script" by verbally telling the customers they were required to purchase the company's in-house insurance program in order to rent a unit, going against the court's instructions in the class-certification order....

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