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State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance PIP Benefits Washington Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action claiming that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company improperly denied or limited personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. The complaint alleged that the company used a “maximum medical improvement” (MMI) standard that violated Washington state insurance laws. It also claimed that State Farm acted in bad faith by applying this standard, breached its contracts, and violated Washington’s consumer protection and insurance laws.

Docket Number:

2:15-cv-01710-RAJ

Company: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Class Period: March 28, 2008 to June 15, 2018

Objection Deadline: May 6, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: May 6, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: June 10, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to file a claim form. Presumably company records are being used to identify class members.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a State Farm insured in Washington state who, between April 9, 2008 and June 15, 2018, made a personal injury protection (PIP) claim for medical or hospital benefits that was denied, limited, or terminated by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company because you had reached “maximum medical improvement,” and the Explanation of Review Form cited reason codes SF546, SF536, or SF537.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Portion of the net settlement fund, determined by a formula that calculates a percentage of PIP expenses (plus interest) denied to you compared to the total amount of PIP expenses (plus interest) denied to all class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $18,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Nauheim Law Office
Van Siclen Stocks & Firkins

Case Name: Durant vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.

Settlement Website: State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance PIP Benefits Washington Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Tyler K. Firkins
Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins
721 45th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
1-866-458-3188
1-253-859-8899
Info@VanSiclen.com

Tags: Auto Insurance, Denial of Benefits, Incomplete payment of benefits due, Insurance