Judge Seals Information in Case

The two sides in the Allstate vs. Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly (AGA) lawsuit and its counter claim have finally found common ground and the judge in the case agreed. Magistrate Judge Leslie Hoffman ordered that much of the material she ruled in her order last week that AGA provide will be “under seal,” meaning that it will not be available publicly.

Specifically, included in the order are documents from both parties that include: various contract provisions between Plaintiffs and a third party, Safelite Solutions, LLC; claims data spreadsheets produced by plaintiffs during discovery; and terms and conditions of confidential settlement agreements between plaintiffs and windshield replacement facilities. Insureds’ detailed claim information is also included under the seal. Things may change in the future.

“The Court may require that some or all of the information filed under seal be filed in the public record if it determines that such documents are not entitled to confidential treatment under governing law,” added Hoffman. The documents are due to the Court no later than September 4.

Note: Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate). They, as well as Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly (known as AGA) are all represented by outside counsel.

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