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NEWELL v. STATE FARM GEN. INS. CO., B157114

There is no reasonable possibility plaintiffs can satisfy the community of interest requirement for class certification in this complaint against their homeowners' insurance carriers regarding policy claims for damages incurred by the Northridge earthquake.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/26/2004
  • Published 05/21/2004

Judges

  • PERLUSS, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Offices of Gretchen M. Nelson and Gretchen M. Nelson, Los Angeles;  Levy, Ram & Olson and Karl Olson, San Francisco;  Girardi & Keese, Thomas V. Girardi and Robert M. Keese, Los Angeles;  Alexander, Hawes & Audet, William M. Audet and Ryan M. Hagan, San Jose;  Law Offices of Stephen C. Ball and Stephen C. Ball, Pasadena;  Law Offices of George Hernandez and George Hernandez, Oakland, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, Christina J. Imre and Robert M. Brava-Partain;  Robie & Mathai, James R. Robie and Natalie A. Kouyoumdjian, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent State Farm General Insurance Company., Barger & Wolen, Steven H. Weinstein and Richard G. De La Mora, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Farmers Insurance Exchange and Mid-Century Insurance Company.
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