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Class Accuses Insurers|Of Bilking Customers

COVINGTON, KY. (CN) - In separate class-actions in Federal Court, Liberty Mutual and Progressive Northern Insurance Cos. are accused of bilking customers by adding 2% or more to their premiums for putative "taxes and collection fees" the customers do not actually owe.

The insurers falsely claim to owe taxes to local government, and use that false claim as a "coercive guise" to rake in more profits, the suits state.

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