Cases & Deals

Safelite secures complete dismissal of qui tam suit

Client(s) Safelite Solutions LLC

A Jones Day cross-office team achieved a complete dismissal of a California insurance fraud qui tam suit for our client Safelite, the market leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement services. The plaintiff—a disappointed competitor and serial litigant—unsuccessfully sued Safelite in 2015 in federal district court for its "dollar bill rule" (any windshield crack fitting under a dollar bill can be repaired, cracks larger require replacement). Jones Day won summary judgment on behalf of Safelite in that case. In this matter, Jones Day successfully opposed an early attempt by the plaintiff to serve over thirty expansive and intrusive subpoenas on Safelite's insurance customers and obtained a stay of all discovery pending demurrer. The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco dismissed plaintiff's suit in its entirety as barred by the statute of limitations (with no leave to amend) hours after a demurrer hearing.

State of California, ex rel. Campfield v. Safelite Group, Inc., et al., Case No. CGC-20-585404 (San Francisco Super. Ct.)