Body Shops' Win Allows For Antitrust Abuse, 11th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (October 4, 2017, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The Washington Legal Foundation on Wednesday urged the full Eleventh Circuit to rethink a panel's decision reviving lawsuits by auto body shops that say State Farm and other insurers conspire to manipulate car repair costs and blacklist those that refuse to go along, saying the ruling would make it easier to press meritless antitrust claims.

In an amicus brief supporting the insurers’ petitions for an en banc rehearing, the nonprofit public interest firm, which often advocates for free-market principles, contended that last month’s 2-1 panel decision...
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Case Title

Quality Auto Painting Center v. State Farm Indemnity Company, et al


Case Number

15-14160

Court

Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

September 17, 2015


Case Title

Campbell County Auto Body, In v. State Farm Mutual Automobile I, et al


Case Number

15-14178

Court

Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

September 17, 2015


Case Title

Ultimate Collision Repair, In v. State Farm Indemnity Company, et al


Case Number

15-14162

Court

Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

September 17, 2015


Case Title

Concord Auto Body, Inc v. State Farm Mutual Automobile I, et al


Case Number

15-14180

Court

Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

September 17, 2015


Case Title

Lee Pappas Body Shop, Inc., et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile I, et al


Case Number

15-14179

Court

Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

September 17, 2015

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