Friday, July 11, 2008

New Mexico High Court Upholds Multi-State Class Action

The New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion recently upholding a 13 state consumer class action against Allstate alleging breach of contract.  The Court found that the state laws in the 13 states were sufficiently similar to New Mexico law that the case could be tried under New Mexico law.  The Court carved out two other states that plaintiffs wanted to include in the suit because of different contract disclosures in those states. 

The slip opinion in Ferrell v. Allstate is available here.  Thanks so Tony Sebok for alerting me to this case!
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