Judge Denies Defendant’s Motion to Decertify, American Family Insurance Lawsuit will Proceed to Trial
An Ohio judge denied the Defendants’ motion to decertify all previously certified classes on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the case of Jammal, et al. v. American Family Insurance Group, et al. (case no 1:13 CV 437). Judge Donald C. Nugent of Ohio’s Northern District ruled that nothing in the Defendants request to decertify challenges any of the findings made, or any of the circumstances relied on by the court in its initial determination that certification was warranted.
The trial, which alleges that American Family misclassified its agents as independent contractors rather than employees, has been continued until April 3rd, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.