The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and Public Justice filed a motion last week to oppose Allstate's request to seal key documents from Weiss v. Allstate, the case in which Slidell homeowners got a $2.8 million judgment against the insurer.
Weiss ultimately settled after the company asked for a new trial or a reduction of what it called an "irrational verdict." The groups say keeping the records public is a national issue because it shows how Allstate handles claims after a natural disaster.
It will be interesting to see if conservative judges come to the aid of insurers by hiding evidence of bad faith insurance practices.
Rebecca Mowbray, New Orleans Times-Picayune 08/14/2007 Read Article: New Orleans Times-Picayune