Washington–Three insurance trade groups have filed a brief blasting a federal appeals court decision that would require carriers to notify customers when charging them more for homeowners coverage based on their credit background.

In submitting their brief the organizations joined a legal effort by The Hartford and GEICO, who were the defendants in the case that led to the credit ruling. The insurers are asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to give a full court, en banc, review of the ruling by one of its panels.

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