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Federal Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Female Attorneys’ Suit Against Farmers Insurance

The Insurance Journal reports that US District Judge July H. Koh in San Jose “has granted class action status to a suit brought by female attorneys against Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices.” The initial suit “was filed on behalf of Lynne Coates, who her attorney said was paid less than male counterparts who had ‘decades less’ experience than her.” Three women “opted-in on the suit in late summer,” and “the attorney has added more women to the suit since, bringing the total to 12 former or current Farmers attorneys involved in the case.” The Journal notes that Lori Andrus of Andrus Anderson LLP and Lori Costanzo of the Costanzo Law Firm are representing the plaintiffs, and that Andrus “in April first sought the class action status in a suit she believes could now potentially encompass 300 or more female attorneys.” The Recorder (CA) also reports on the ruling.

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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