The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of insurance agents claiming they are misclassified as independent contractors, the Wisconsin State Journal  reported.
The insurance agents were appealing a Sixth Circuit decision  handed down in January that overturned a lower court’s ruling in the agents’ favor. The class-action case included some 7,200 current and former agents for Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance Co. The case could have cost American Family more than $1 billion, according to some estimates, though the company disputed that figure .
The case, Jammal v. American Family Insurance Co., was originally filed in 2013 by four former American Family agents who were seeking protections under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.