Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) filed a response to a motion to compel filed by Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, alleging that the insurance company needs “to provide better answers to AGA’s first set of interrogatories served.”
Allstate disagrees and has asked the court to deny that motion. Allstate filed the lawsuit last year, alleging AGA and Isaly, “tried to pressure Allstate’s insureds into hiring them for windshield replacements.”
“AGA is improperly attempting to use the discovery process in this case to obtain documents and information that it can use in the hundreds of cases it has filed against plaintiffs (Allstate) in Florida’s state courts,” a portion of Allstate’s response reads.
According to the motion’s response, the insurance company believes AGA and Isaly are attempting to broaden the scope of discovery in this case. Allstate also claims the information requested is irrelevant to the lawsuit.
“The amended motion to compel seeks documents that are entirely irrelevant and unrelated to the claims and defenses at issue in this case, particularly with regard to Allstate Insurance. It also does not comply with the requirements of the local rules, with regard to the formatting and conferral requirements.
Thus, Allstate requests that the court deny the amended motion to compel in its entirety,” a portion of Allstate’s response reads.
Allstate also stated the previously requested W-2 forms were overbroad, when responding to one of the questions in the motion to compel.
“Request No. 20 sought copies of 1099s or W-2 forms generated by Allstate Insurance for services performed by AGIS…for conducting appraisals for the years of 2010-2018.
As an initial matter, this request seeks documents that exceed the four-year statute of limitations (the parties have generally agreed that the relevant time period, for the purposes of discovery, is January 1, 2014, to date).
Further, amounts paid to AGIS also are irrelevant because, as discussed above, no Florida court has recognized that as a basis for finding an appraiser to be disinterested.
Also, this request is overbroad,” a portion of Allstate’s response reads.