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. The response was extended by a fortnight and is due on or before October 28, 2019, according to court documents.

Following AGA and Isaly’s motion for extended time Allstate filed a response in support of the motion.

“Defendants certified in the motion that after two attempts to reach plaintiff’s counsel, it was unable to do so but would continue to try and will promptly supplement its motion after its conferral with plaintiffs’ counsel. Defendants’ counsel was shortly thereafter contacted by plaintiffs’ counsel, who represented that plaintiffs do not oppose defendants’ requested 14-day extension and agreed to extend the deadline until October 28, 2019,” a portion of court documents read.

This comes shortly after a Florida District Court judge ruled to partially approve and partially dismiss certain aspects of a previously filled motion to dismiss in the lawsuit. This case began in December 2018 with the original complaint detailing ten counts against AGA and Isaly, stating the pair “tried to pressure Allstate’s insureds into hiring them for windshield replacements, obtaining assignments of benefits (AOBs) from insureds, submitting invoices to Allstate for excessive and unreasonable amounts and fil[ing] over 1,400 lawsuits for recovery of excessive and unreasonable amounts.”

The insurance company also claimed AGA and Isaly failed to meet the legal requirements of its Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). After the complaint was filed AGA and Isaly requested it be dismissed. AGA and Isaly then sought to extend the amount of time the pair had to respond to Allstate’s discovery, which lead to AGA and Isaly requesting to have the dispositive motion to dismiss fully approved in court. The court decided to partially approve and partially dismiss certain aspects of the motion.

Currently the defendants have been granted additional time to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint and memorandum of law. AGA and Isaly’s response is due on or before October 28, 2019, according to court documents.

Look to future editions for more updates on this case.

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