Originally published by The Connecticut Law Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

The state's highest court has overturned a nearly $35 million verdict in a class action lawsuit accusing The Hartford insurance company of scheming to fix the rates it paid for auto body repairs.

Contrary to what a jury and trial judge previously decided, the justices ruled unanimously in the 18-page decision that the insurer did not violate Connecticut law.

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