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Allstate Selling Headquarters as More Employees Telecommute

Allstate announced it will sell its longtime headquarters near Chicago as 95 percent of its employees continue to work from home during the pandemic. After 54 years in the Northbrook, Ill., building, the insurance company told its employees on Friday … Continue reading

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Allstate v. Auto Glass America to Settle Lawsuit

It’s all going away. More than two years of litigation ended Sept. 29 with the signature of a Florida judge in the case of Allstate v. Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly. The case was dismissed with prejudice, … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Allstate Dropped

A Texas law firm has dropped a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Allstate of regularly calling unqualified expert witnesses. The Estes Law Firm, based in Richmond, Texas, filed the suit in January 2021 and represented nearly 10,000 Texas lawyers and law … Continue reading

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Allstate and AGA Ordered to Schedule Settlement Conference in Windshield Lawsuit

U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel C. Irick issued an order in Orlando District Court Wednesday for the scheduling of a settlement conference in Allstate* vs. Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly. Just a couple weeks ago, both sides argued over inclusion … Continue reading

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Allstate vs. AGA: The Battle Over Expert Testimony

An Orlando judge has ordered that expert witnesses provided on both sides in the case of Allstate* vs. Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly (AGA) will be permitted to testify in the case. The August 19 order follows … Continue reading

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Is It a Secret? Florida Court Decides Confidentiality Issues

After more than two years in litigation, the case of Allstate* v. Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly continues in court. “Having waded through page upon page of ad hominem attacks and accusations of lies, “contumacious” and “perfidious” … Continue reading

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Allstate Seeks to Keep Safelite Documents Under Wraps

The flurry of motions in preparation for a November trial has continued in insurance giant Allstate’s federal litigation against Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly (AGA). The most recent back and forth involved Allstate’s filing of a Motion … Continue reading

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Allstate Closes Acquisition of National General Holdings Corp.

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) recently announced that it closed its $4 billion acquisition of National General Holdings Corp. “The acquisition of National General advances our strategy of growing personal lines insurance with an increase of one percentage point in market … Continue reading

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November Brings Avalanche of Court Filings in Insurance Case

The case of Allstate vs. Auto Glass America and its owner, Charles Isaly (AGA) produced more than 30 separate legal filings in the month of November—an average of more than one per business day. The filings appear to coalesce around … Continue reading

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Allstate Workers Claim Retirement Plan Lost Them Millions

Katherine Cutrone became the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against her former employer, Allstate Corp. (Allstate). Cutrone filed the class action complaint last alleging current and former employees have lost more than $65 million in retirement savings because … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Against Release of Documents

The judge in the case of Allstate* vs Auto Glass America and its owner, Charles Isaly (AGA), has ruled that certain documents provided in the case will remain confidential and not be made public. AGA had asked U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Request to Conceal Testimony

In a month of contentious legal wrangling that has seen 24 documents (motions, responses, orders etc.) filed this far, the judge in the Allstate vs Auto Glass America (AGA)* lawsuit and its counter suit ruled today upon an item both … Continue reading

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Additional Movement Seen in Ongoing AOB Fraud Lawsuit

Within the past few days there have been several advancements made in the Allstate versus defendants, Auto Glass America (AGA) and its owner Charles Isaly suit. The motions include: A request, made by the defendants, for a seven-day extension of … Continue reading

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Auto Glass America Renews its Protective Order Motion

Auto Glass America LLC, (AGA) revived its motion for a protective order against Allstate this week. The motion is in an effort to “prohibit the disclosure of irrelevant and non-discoverable financial records and information” by AGA’s certified public accountant, Lacy … Continue reading

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Allstate Acquires National General

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) has agreed to acquire National General Holdings Corporation (National General) for approximately $4 billion in cash, or $34.50 per share. The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, and is subject to regulatory approvals and … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Related Companies Make Fortune 500 Listing

Fortune 500 magazine ranked the biggest American companies in its June/July 2020 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Several were in the top 100: Ford Motor landed the 12th spot earning $155,900 … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Inspection Service Objects to Subpoena in AOB Lawsuit

The legal face-off between Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) and defendants Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly continues to heat … Continue reading

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Allstate Asks Court to Allow Response to Show Cause Order

It didn’t take long for Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) to file a request to respond to a show cause order in its ongoing … Continue reading

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Judge Discharges Show Cause Orders in Ongoing AOB Fraud Lawsuit

Michael Laurato is a defense attorney in the ongoing battle between Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) and defendants Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and … Continue reading

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Allstate Claims Recent Motion to Dismiss was Made in Bad Faith

Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) filed a response to the defendants, Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly’s motion to dismiss … Continue reading

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Allstate Claims Recent Motion to Compel was Frivolous – Asks Court to Dismiss it

Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) filed a response to the defendants, Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly’s motion to compel … Continue reading

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Judge Grants and Denies Parts of Mediation Extension Request in Ongoing Lawsuit

A Florida Middle Court Judge ruled to grant and dismiss portions of Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate)’s request for additional time prior to its … Continue reading

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Could the COVID-19 Outbreak Lead to Additional Mediation Time?

The COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, outbreak sparked Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) to request additional time prior to its scheduled mediation with … Continue reading

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Ford and Allstate Make A Connected Car Insurance Partnership

Ford recently announced a deal with Allstate that would allow the automaker to share some of the data from the inside of connected 2020 vehicles with Allstate. According to Ford, the insurance company has a program that tracks mileage – … Continue reading

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Allstate Makes 2020 Most Ethical Company Listing

Ethisphere recently recognized Allstate as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. According to the company, this annual recognition highlights companies that prioritize ethical behavior as a means to improve the world, while enhancing business performance. “This designation represents … Continue reading

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Judge Grants AGA’s Motion to Compel Allstate to Produce its Pricing Agreements

The legal showdown between plaintiff, Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) and the defendants, Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly marches … Continue reading

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Mediation Scheduled Following Motion to Dismiss in Fraud Suit

The legal battle between Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) and Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly intensified over the past … Continue reading

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AGA Files Another Motion Against Allstate

Defendants Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, went back to court Thursday, filing another motion to compel Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company … Continue reading

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Judge Weighs in on Emergency Motion

U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie R. Hoffman issued an order today that both grants and denies parts of an emergency motion filed in the ongoing battle between the plaintiff, Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) and defendants, Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and … Continue reading

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AGA Issues Fiery Response to Allstate’s Latest Request

“Allstate’s motion is due to be denied because a protective order is not warranted. And even though Allstate apparently thinks the circumstances present an ‘emergency’ situation, we are not even close,” a portion of a response filed by Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Allstate Issues Second Motion To Compel Response

Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) went back to the Southern Florida courts and filed a second response to Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly’s motion to compel discovery. Allstate believes AGA and Isaly are attempting to broaden … Continue reading

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Allstate Asks Court to Deny Latest Motion to Compel

Yesterday, Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) filed a response to a motion to compel filed by Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, alleging that the insurance company needs “to provide better answers to AGA’s first set of … Continue reading

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AGA Wants Clear Answers in Latest Motion to Compel

Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, filed another motion to compel stating Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) “needs to provide better answers to AGA’s first set of interrogatories served.” “Defendant [and counter plaintiff AGA], respectfully requests that … Continue reading

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AGA and its Owner Explain Why They Object to Several of Allstate’s Requests

Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, filed a response to Allstate Insurance Company’s (Allstate) motion to compel AGA and Isaly’s production of documents in court. According to previous court documents, Allstate requested all invoices and work … Continue reading

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Court Sets Mediation Date in Allstate vs. Auto Glass America Suit

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has set a date of March 20, 2020, for mediation in the ongoing Allstate vs. Auto Glass America Suit. The suit, filed last December by Allstate, alleges that the company … Continue reading

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Joint Motion to Continue and Motion to Compel Filed in Allstate v AGA Lawsuit

“Plaintiffs [Allstate] and defendants [Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly] jointly move for an order continuing all case deadlines for a period of four months in order to allow the parties to fully address the new issues raised in defendants’ … Continue reading

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Allstate Asks Court to Dismiss Auto Glass America’s Counterclaim

Allstate recently asked a Florida court judge to dismiss a counterclaim filed by Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner Charles Isaly. According to Allstate’s filed motion to dismiss, the insurance company is also seeking certain allegations and AGA’s … Continue reading

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Isaly Responds to Allstate’s Complaint, Files a Counterclaim, and Demands a Trial By Jury

Auto Glass America, LLC (AGA) and its owner Charles Isaly filed a response to Allstate’s complaint and a counterclaim this week, and is demanding a trial by jury. Isaly, who is the defendant in the Allstate v. AGA and Isaly … Continue reading

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Court Allows Response Extension in Allstate v. Auto Glass America Lawsuit

Magistrate Judge Leslie R. Hoffman signed an order, which allows additional time for the defendants’ response to the plaintiff’s complaint and memorandum of law, in the ongoing Allstate versus Auto Glass America, LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly lawsuit. … Continue reading

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Court Partially Dismisses Motion in Allstate v. Auto Glass America Lawsuit

A Florida District Court judge ruled to partially approve and partially dismiss certain aspects of a previously filled motion to dismiss in the Allstate versus Auto Glass America, LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly lawsuit. The court announced its … Continue reading

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Auto Glass America Seeks Answers to Dispositive Motion in Allstate Lawsuit

Auto Glass America, LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, recently filed documents with a Florida District Court regarding its dispositive motion to dismiss. According to court documents, AGA and Islay stated that its dispositive motion to dismiss and supporting … Continue reading

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Several Support Calibration During Rhode Island Hearing

Representatives from Allstate Insurance and Safelite spoke at the Rhode Island Committee on Corporations hearing last week to voice concerns over vague language in proposed legislation regarding calibration. The two pieces of legislation referenced throughout the hearing were House Bill … Continue reading

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Auto Glass America Seeks To Extend Lawsuit Timeline Against Allstate

Allstate’s lawsuit against Auto Glass America LLC of Florida (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly continues, over AGA allegedly pressuring Allstate’s insureds to choose their company for windshield replacements. AGA and Isaly have responded to the insurance company’s motion to … Continue reading

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Allstate Mediation Hearing Extended Until 2020

Allstate’s lawsuit against Auto Glass America LLC of Florida (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly was referred to mediation last month and both parties requested an extension in deadlines associated with its mediation. According to court documents, the cases’ mediation … Continue reading

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Allstate Case Goes To Mediation

The lawsuit between Allstate, Auto Glass America LLC of Florida (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly has gone to mediation. It was referred yesterday. In the original claim Allstate alleged AGA and Isaly directed an “extensive and complex scheme to … Continue reading

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Allstate Responds to Auto Glass America’s Motion to Dismiss

The legal battle between Allstate, Auto Glass America LLC of Florida (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly continues, as the insurance company has filed a response to the motion to dismiss that was filed by the auto glass company and … Continue reading

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Allstate Sues Auto Glass America and Its Owner

Allstate Insurance1, one of the nation’s largest writers of auto insurance policies, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Orlando division, against Auto Glass America LLC of Florida (AGA) and Charles Isaly, of Arizona. The suit, which was … Continue reading

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How the Auto Glass Industry Stacks Up In The Fortune 500

Fortune 500 magazine, ranked the biggest American companies in its June 2018 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Three were in the top 100: State Farm Insurance landed the 36th spot earning … Continue reading

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Allstate Names Chief Investment Officer

The Allstate Corporation announced December 6 John Dugenske will join Allstate as executive vice president and chief investment officer in early 2017. Continue reading

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Allstate Third Quarter Dividends Nearly $390M

The Allstate Corporation has posted its common and preferred dividends for the 2016 third quarter. Continue reading

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Carolina Glass Companies Dealing with Hurricane Matthew

The damage from Hurricane Matthew is still being assessed and cleaned up and insurance claims are being filed, but many local glass companies haven’t seen a spike in automotive glass claims. Continue reading

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Allstate Celebrates 20 Years as Independent Company

Twenty years ago, The Allstate Corp. became fully independent, spinning off from Sears, Roebuck and Co. Continue reading

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Ford and Allstate Team Up to Keep F-150 Repair Affordable

Ford knew that along with new material for its best-selling F-150s would come new insuring and repair challenges—so the company took action. Teaming up with AllState Insurance Company’s research group, Tech-Cor Applied Research, the two companies prepared repair adjusters and … Continue reading

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Allstate Launches Fast Mobile e-Payment for Automotive Claims

Allstate is now offering its automotive glass claims’ customers a new option for payment—Fast Mobile e-Payment. Once a claim payment is approved for release by Allstate, this system can allow same-day payment. It is available for most insurance claims, including automotive glass, according to Justin Herndon a spokesperson for the company. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Repair Center Files RICO Class Action Against Multiple Insurers

Crawford Auto Center of Downington, Pa., has asked the U.S Northern District Court of Illinois, Eastern division, to approve a national class action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against State Farm, Allstate, Geico and dozens of other insurers for allegedly “long-running unlawful conduct to suppress compensation to repair facilities for automotive collision repairs covered by insurance.” Like the cases filed in Florida and Indiana, this lawsuit has potential implications for the AGRR industry, as glass repair companies allege similar issues with third-party administrators (TPAs), which handle glass claims for insurers. Continue reading

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Allstate Announces Sale of Sterling Collision Centers

Allstate has entered into an agreement to sell Sterling Collision Centers Inc. to Service King Collision Repair Centers. Continue reading

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