1. Dillon v. Farmers Ins. of Columbus, Inc., 2014-Ohio-431 where Farmers Insurance was liable for treble damages of $4,653.21, attorney fees of $20,540.00 and expenses of $3,989.38 for failure to receive written consent to use non-OEM parts to repair their policyholder’s damaged vehicle.
Watch the Ohio Supreme Court, February, 24th 2015 proceedings live from the court room.
a. Amicus Brief from the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers
2. State of Louisiana vs. State Farm Insurance – Louisiana Attorney General complaint;
3. MVB Collision, Inc. v Allstate (SDNY)
a. Oral Ruling granting/denying Mtn in Limine to preclude Dr. Jennings testifying regarding shop damages– Allstate claimed type of damages shop sought were not recoverable under NY General Business Law (N.Y. G.B.L.) § 349 (Judge Bianco disagreed.)
b. Journal entry documenting oral ruling 3/13/14;
c. Journal entry clarifying Dr Jennings could testify to his “insurer market share v. single shop share of revenue” theory appropriate for jury consideration under NY GBL § 349 3/25/14;
d. P Ex 3 Allstate Ins estimate w/ disguised additional labor rate (line item concession at end of estimate);
e. A Method of Estimating the Cost of Auto Insurer Monopsony Power Abuse – this is DR Jennings’ M/R ratio theory that has now been Peer Reviewed and accepted.
f. NY AG Antitrust commentary to Antitrust Modernization Commission (MCF exemption and state law issues);
4. Crawford Collision Center v. State Farm et al – IL federal RICO complaint;
5. (24) Body Shops v. State Farm, Progressive, Allstate, Nationwide, Geico, USAA, Safeco, Shelter, General Direct, MS Tortious Interference, Unjust Enrichment complaint;
6. State Farm Insurance (Parts Trader – Mandated Parts Procurement Program – Injunction) – MS
7. Artie’s Auto Body v. Hartford Ins et al – 2003 initiated state class action on labor rate suppression and unfair/deceptive trade practices;
a. Initial Complaint 7 9 03;
b. Class cert trial court ruling (Arties Class Cert pdf);
c. CT Supreme Court order affirming class certification – damages based on Dr. Fred Jennings’ economic analysis –Arties Auto Hartford CTSC 20 pdf;
d. Trial court ruling awarding $20M in punitive damages (Memorandum of Decision on P’s Mtn Punitives 6 5 13).
8. A & R Autobody v. Progressive – federal district court CT
a. Original Complaint;
b. Amended Complaint;
c. Various Pleadings/motions/responses available before confidentiality order went into effect;
9. Blue Ash Autobody v. Progressive – Ohio state class action (First Amended Complaint refilled case 11/30/12)
10. Westfall v. Progressive – Ohio state class action(Class Action Complaint Jan 14)