The case of Allstate v. Auto Glass America was dismissed Friday in Florida. A settlement hearing with Judge Daniel C. Irick was held Sept. 28.
Allstate v. Auto Glass America was a two-year battle in court that began with Allstate filing suit against the glass company, owned by Charles Isaly, in December 2018 for allegedly engaging in a plan to unlawfully obtain payment for excessive and/or unreasonable charges of submitting inflated invoices.
As previously reported by glassBYTEs.com, Allstate paid the invoices at a reduced rate and alleged that AGA sued them 1,400 times when the insurance company paid less than the invoice amount.
Allstate, which includes Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, alleged that AGA billed the insurance company on average $900 per invoice between Jan. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2018. The average invoice amount from other Florida Glass companies during the same time was reportedly $350.
A Florida judge denied sanctions to Allstate in July 2021 to keep certain documents sealed and inaccessible to AGA. Allstate sought to have six sets of documents kept confidential and inadmissible as evidence, but the judge released five of the sets as evidence. Court documents from late July revealed that court proceedings in the case were interrupted because both parties “in this case do not like each other, and counsel clearly do not play well together, particularly when it comes to engaging in discovery and related motions practice.”