LOS ANGELES - A majority of a California appeals court on Sept. 23 held that a lower court did not abuse its discretion when it denied an insurer's motion to compel appraisal in a class action lawsuit challenging the insurer's claims adjustment practices (Frances Marc Alexander, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Co. Inc., et al., No. B239840, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 8; 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 761).