Lakeland, Fla.-based Gunder’s Auto Center is beginning another chapter in its battle against State Farm.
In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of State Farm in Gunder’s claim of slander and tortious interference with a business relationship against the nation’s largest personal auto insurer.
This week, Ray Gunder, owner of the shop, filed an appeal of the decision with the U.S. Supreme Court.
“After considerable thought, counsel and discussion with family and close friends, and as a result of recent activities on other pending cases against State Farm, I decided to proceed with submitting what is referred to as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court requesting their review and opinion of the lower court’s ruling," Gunder said. "As we continue to ‘pound that rock,’ I see we are standing on a substantial amount of gravel…and as I’ve said before, we’re all-in and we’re too close to quit now and will continue until we either prevail or exhaust all opportunities to do so."
More information: Gunder’s Auto Center Files Another Suit Against State Farm
A copy of the court’s prior ruling may be found here
Court Rules in Favor of State Farm in Slander Case Brought By Gunder’s Auto Center
Gunder’s Auto Center Files Another Suit Against State Farm