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Car crash at night in a city with rescue emergency service. Photo: Photo Spirit/Shutterstock.com “Clearly it is a strategy to increase the costs for the case to be prosecuted,” said attorney Ryan Higgins. “If I spend an additional 20 hours dealing with an affidavit that is going to be struck, it is time away from plaintiffs counsel.” (Photo: Photo Spirit/Shutterstock)

Law firms that have gone up against Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. in the past four years could be eligible for a piece of the pie in a new lawsuit — if it ever gets to a verdict or reaches a settlement.

A Houston law firm wants to form a class action with other Texas personal injury plaintiffs firms in a lawsuit against the major car insurance company that allegedly put up unqualified expert witnesses just to drive up litigation costs.

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