Grange Insurance Companies Sales Tax, Fees on ACV Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case 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:

2:19-cv-01147-ALM-KAJ

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, 2020

Proof 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/1.0.0.0/asset?id=6f64c82f-8de7-4c88-a9cc-3d2f22beb695&languageId=1033&inline=true.

Total Settlement Amount: $12,667,804

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg
Shamis & Gentile PA
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

Claim Form: Grange Insurance Companies Sales Tax, Fees on ACV Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Ostendorf v. Grange Indemnity Insurance Company, et al.

Settlement Website: Grange Insurance Companies Sales Tax, Fees on ACV Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Grange Class Action
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91307
Seattle, WA 98111
info@ohioautolosstaxsettlement.com
(877) 313-0201

Tags: Actual Cash Value, Auto Insurance, Incomplete payment of benefits due, Insurance