The judge has ordered that a conference call be held between Safelite, the defendants and their respective attorneys to discuss the status of the anti-steering case in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut.
“The plaintiffs, Safelite Group Inc., et al., with the consent of all defendants, hereby move for a brief telephonic status conference in order to discuss with the court the briefing and hearing schedule for this matter and to further inform the court of the parties’ agreed-upon procedure for the disposition of the motion for a preliminary injunction,” attorneys write in court documents.
Judge Janet Bond granted the motion and set the time for 4 p.m. on September 16, 2013 to set deadlines and hearings for the case. The conference call is being called a “status update.”
Safelite filed the lawsuit in late July, asking the U.S. District Court of Connecticut for a preliminary injunction against enforcement of a law that it claims will “unconstitutionally” force the company to recommend auto glass repair and replacement work to its competitors. The law was signed off by the governor and is set to take effect January 1.
In addition to asking for a preliminary injunction, Safelite has also filed a complaint against George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General and Thomas Leonardi, Commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department that asks for a permanent injunction against enforcement.