A recent $100 million verdict against Nationwide Insurance Co. in a redlining case could spark a torrent of similar suits, legal experts warn.

"Experience shows that success in this area leads to additional activity," said Allen J. Fishbein, general counsel to the Center for Community Change, a Washington activist group. "You are going to see fair- housing centers and plaintiffs' lawyers paying more attention to discrimination suits."

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