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Kollar v. Allstate Insurance Co.

United States District Court, D. Connecticut

May 23, 2019

RAYMOND KOLLAR, Plaintiff,
v.
ALLSTATE INSURANCE CO. and ALLSTATE FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, Defendants.

          RULING ON MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION

          VICTOR A. BOLDEN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         On July 13, 2016, Raymond Kollar (“Plaintiff”) sued Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Financial Services, LLC (collectively “Defendants”), with whom he was affiliated as a licensed insurance agent. Notice of Removal, ECF No. 1, at 7.

         On September 28, 2018, the Court dismissed with prejudice all but the Connecticut Franchise Act claims of Mr. Kollar's Amended Complaint. Ruling and Order on Mot. to Dismiss Am. Compl. (“Ruling and Order”), ECF No. 82.

         Mr. Kollar, pro se, moves for reconsideration of that Ruling and Order. Mots. for Reconsider., ECF No. 87 and 89.

         For the reasons below, the Court DENIES the motions to reconsider, ECF No. 87 and 89.

         I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

         A. Factual Background [1]

         For many years, Raymond Kollar served as a licensed insurance agent in the State of Connecticut with an office in Trumbull, Connecticut. Am. Compl. ¶ 6, 8-9. For much of this time, Mr. Kollar worked with Defendants. Am. Compl. ¶ 56.

         In 2003, Mr. Kollar signed an exclusive agency agreement with Defendant Allstate Insurance Company that prohibited him from selling other companies' policies. Am. Compl. at ¶¶ 10, 12, 55; Exclusive Agency Agreement, ECF No. 20-2. Under the Agreement, Allstate Insurance Company had broad discretion to reject insurance applications submitted by Mr. Kollar, Exclusive Agency Agreement ¶ I, terminate its relationship with Mr. Kollar, id. ¶ XVII, and veto potential buyers of his agency, id. ¶ XVI. In 2014, Allstate Insurance Company exercised most of those rights. Am. Compl. at ¶¶ 17-26. Mr. Kollar alleges that Allstate Insurance Company drove him out of business and interfered with his life's work. Am. Compl. at ¶¶ 18, 26.

         B. Procedural Background

         On July 13, 2016, Mr. Kollar filed a Complaint in Connecticut Superior Court. Notice of Removal, ECF No. 1. On November 22, 2016, Defendants removed the case to this Court. Id.

         On January 5, 2017, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss. ECF No. 20.

         On July 28, 2017, the Court granted Defendants' motion to dismiss without prejudice and granted Mr. Kollar leave to file an Amended Complaint. Order Granting Mot. to Dismiss without Prejudice, ECF No. 39.

         On September 1, 2017, Mr. Kollar filed an Amended Complaint. Am. Compl., ECF No. 46.

         On September 22, 2017, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss the Amended Complaint. ...


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