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Allstate Files Appeal With Supreme Court, Challenges Texas Ban on Insurer-Owned Repair Shops

January 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Allstate Insurance Co. has filed an appeal with the United States Supreme Court, asking the court to strike down a Texas law that prohibits insurance companies from owning body shops.According to a report in CollisionWeek, the appeal follows an earlier decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, New Orleans that upheld a district court ruling.Allstate's attorney in the case is Kenneth Starr, who became nationally known for his work as the independent counsel investigating the Clintons in the 1990s.
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