9/18/2018 – On September 12, counsel for all parties attended the hearing with Judge Marks. Judge Marks informed the parties that she was reviewing the pending motions, including Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification and Allstate’s motion for summary judgment. She disposed of several ancillary motions and indicated that she has placed our case in her queue and will expeditiously review and resolve the class certification and summary judgment motions. At this time, we have no expectation as to when the motions will be heard or resolved.
9/4/2018 – On August 8, 2018, this case was reassigned to Judge Emily C. Marks. On August 9, 2018, Judge Marks issued an order that postponed oral argument on both Plaintiffs’ and Defendant’s motions. A status and scheduling conference has been set for September 12, 2018.
7/12/2018 – On September 5, 2018, Judge Watkins will hear oral arguments for Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification and Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
2/27/2018 – The hearing has been postponed. Judge Watkins is still reviewing pending motions. Please check back for future updates.
1/24/2018 Update – Judge Watkins has issued an order continuing the trial of this matter. It is no longer set for February, 2018. A future trial date has not been set at this time. The Court’s order is here.
12/1/2016 Update – Judge Watkins has set this case for trial on February 26, 2018.
9/27/ 2016 Update – Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC is pleased to announce that the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has denied defendant Allstate Insurance Company’s motion to dismiss the Turner Plaintiffs’ Complaint. Accordingly, the case will proceed. The case is actively in discovery and we will post public updates here as they become available. The Court’s order is located here.
8/15/2016 – The parties have filed a Joint Status Report with the Court which you can read here.
1/20/2016 – Update 2: The Court issued the following order today concerning a meet and confer over the potential of settlement and discovery. The order can be read here.
Update 1: On January 19, 2016, the Turner Plaintiffs filed a motion for an order requesting the Court to permit discovery against Allstate to begin. The motion can be found here.
Previous updates can be seen here.
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