March 13, 2017
RESTORATION RRG SUES WISCONSIN OVER RRG DISCRIMINATION, NRRA FILES AMICUS BRIEF TO JOIN THE FIGHT
ENCINO, Calif. – On March 6, 2017, NRRA filed yet another Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Restoration RRG in its Appeal before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. In the case of Restoration Risk Retention Group vs. Ross & the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), Restoration is challenging a prior action by the DSPS for its discrimination against RRGs.
Restoration is the RRG insurer of ServPro franchisees. ServePro provides building remediation services for property losses and has been registered (authorized) to conduct business in Wisconsin since 2006. A 2015 decision by the Trade Credentialing Unit (TCU) of DSPS, however, denied a contractor’s license to a ServPro franchisee, based upon Wis.Stat.§101.654(2)(a). The denial can be interpreted as potentially prohibiting all non-Wisconsin charted RRGs from insuring dwelling contractors and with implications beyond contractors. §101.654(2)(a) had been on the books in Wisconsin for almost 20 years with no prior enforcement activity.