Princeton Insurance Agency, Inc., et al. v. Erie Insurance Company, et al.

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Defendants appeal from an adverse jury verdict in this action alleging violations of the West Virginia Anti-Trust Act and the West Virginia Unfair Trade Practices Act, and West Virginia's incorporation of the consumer protection portions of the Graham, Leach, Bliley Act. While the jury found in favor of the defendant insurance group as to the consumer protection claims, it also found that the defendant insurance group had committed an unlawful restraint of trade and was liable under the Anti-Trust Act and the Unfair Trade Practices Act. Defendants raise errors related to jurisdiction, damages, evidence, and various rulings of the circuit court. Defendants seek a reversal of the circuit court's decision to allow the anti-trust claims to proceed to trial, as well as a new trial.