Did Court Err In Certifying Class Action By Policyholders Steered to Accept Windshield Repair v. Replacement Cost?
Michael E. Cullen v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Case no. 2012-0535
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
ISSUE: In certifying that legal claims asserted by multiple policyholders against an auto insurance company met the criteria for class-action certification set forth in Ohio Civil Rule 23, did the trial court abuse its discretion by giving insufficient weight to arguments advanced by the insurance company regarding the merits of the plaintiffs' claims?