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Monday, 13 July 2015 21:00

Connecticut's Top Court Hands The Hartford a Victory Over Body Shops, Overturns $35M Verdict

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The state Supreme Court sided with The Hartford in a decision July 13 on a 2003 case in which auto body repair shops in Connecticut challenged the insurer's practice of steering work to favored shops — overturning $35 million in previously-awarded damages.

In an 18-page decision, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling that Hartford Fire Insurance Co., part of The Hartford Financial Services Group, violated state unfair trade practices law by steering customers who had been in a crash to certain preferred auto body shops.

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