Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:28

Attorney Eaves ‘Extremely Excited’ about 11th Circuit Reversal, Says More States’ Auto Body Shops Might Join Litigation

Written by John Huetter, Repairer Driven News

An attorney for dozens of auto body shops nationwide said he expects the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ favorable ruling Sept. 7 will lead even more collision repairers from as yet unrepresented states to join the sweeping multidistrict steering and antitrust case against the nation’s largest auto insurers.

 

John Eaves Jr. of Jackson, MI-based Eaves Law Firm said Sept. 11 he was “extremely excited” about the ruling reversing Middle District of Florida Judge Gregory Presnell’s 2015 dismissals of eight collision repairers’ lawsuits in four states.

 

Campbell v. State Farm (Kentucky), Lee Pappas v. State Farm (Virginia), Quality Auto Painting v. State Farm and Ultimate v. State Farm (New Jersey) and Concord v. State Farm (Missouri) filed a single consolidated appeals brief, urging the Eleventh Circuit to clear up the murky status of just how specific any federal lawsuit had to be to survive a motion to dismiss.


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