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Lubin Olson Litigator Wins Dismissal of Class Action Against Hartford Financial

In a proposed class action brought on behalf of thousands of customers, Lubin Olson litigation partner Ellen Cirangle obtained dismissal of the entire case, with prejudice, on the initial motion. The case, Cantrall v. Hartford Financial Services Group, etc.,  was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and alleged violations of California's Unfair Competition Law, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 17200 and Consumers Legal Remedies Act.  The plaintiff alleged that cell-phone insurance customers had been charged more than the rate our client filed with the California Department of Insurance.  In a decision issued without a hearing, the Court ruled that the rate filing with the CDI served as constructive notice prohibiting application of the discovery rule, and therefore, that the plaintiff's claims were barred by the statute of limitations.

To read the Court's Order Granting Motion to Dismiss, click on the document below.


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