Turns Over 68 Boxes of Claims Files in Coccaro Case
June 4, 2009
Progressive Insurance turned over 68 boxes of documents to North
State Custom owner Greg Coccaro and his counsel last week, Coccaro
told glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine. The New York State
Supreme Court had ordered Progressive in late April to produce the
files requested (802 in total) by May 28. North State Custom, owned
and founded by Coccaro, who recently prevailed in a separate suit
Progressive filed again him, claims that Progressive steered away
customers from the shop, and though the specific steering charge
was removed from the case, several causes of action remain that
involve steering allegations: tortious interference; engaging in
deceptive business practices; and spreading injurious falsehoods
about his business.
Progressive had previously produced the physical damage files related
to the claims in electronic format, but had still failed to provide
the complete files in paper format, according to court documents
filed earlier in the case. (CLICK
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"Because of the thousands of documents, tape recordings and
CDs we have to review we can't at this time know if anything is
missing," says Coccaro. "We were granted 45 days to go
through them and make a determination on what we received."
Coccaro's counsel also had motioned for additional attorneys' fees
due to the extra time the case has taken in the discovery phase,
but the judge has not yet ruled on this, Coccaro says.
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