Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
A settlement has been reached in a class action against Grange Indemnity Insurance Company, Grange Insurance Company (formerly, Grange Mutual Casualty Company), Grange Property and Casualty, and Trustgard Insurance Company. The class action alleged that the companies did not pay insureds who submitted physical damage claims the full actual cash value (ACV) of totaled vehicles. According to the complaint, the Grange companies paid sales tax and title, transfer, and service fees only after the insureds had replaced their vehicles.Docket Number:
Company: Grange Insurance Company
Filing Deadline: December 31, 2020
Class Period: May 27, 2004 to July 22, 2020
Objection Deadline: November 1, 2020
Exclusion Deadline: November 1, 2020
Final Approval Hearing: December 1, 2020Proof of Purchase:
Presumably company records will be used for verification.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you were an Ohio policy holder and an insured with Grange Indemnity Insurance Company, Grange Insurance Company, Grange Property and Casualty, or Trustgard Insurance Company; and if you submitted a physical damage claim for a total loss between May 27, 2004 and July 22, 2020 (if you were insured by Grange Indemnity Insurance Company) or between June 9, 2005 and July 22, 2020 (if you were insured by Grange Insurance Company, Grange Property and Casualty, or Trustgard Insurance Company.
You are not eligible if your total loss claim payment included sales tax and title, transfer, and service fees.Typical Settlement Amount:
Awards will consist of (1) sales tax on the ACV of the total-loss vehicle at the Ohio average rate of 7.1%, and (2) title, transfer, and service fees in an amount between #9.50 and $21. For more information, see the chart in the Notice at https://www.ohioautolosstaxsettlement.com/admin/services/connectedapps.cms.extensions/188.8.131.52/asset?id=6f64c82f-8de7-4c88-a9cc-3d2f22beb695&languageId=1033&inline=true.
Total Settlement Amount: $12,667,804Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg
Shamis & Gentile PA
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber
Case Name: Ostendorf v. Grange Indemnity Insurance Company, et al.
Settlement Website: Grange Insurance Companies Sales Tax, Fees on ACV Settlement Website
JND Legal Administration
Grange Class Action
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91307
Seattle, WA 98111