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Safeco Insurance of Illinois Sales Tax on Total Losses Missouri Class Action

When an insurance company must pay for a vehicle that is a total loss from an accident or that has been stolen, what items must be figured into the payout? The complaint for this class action alleges that Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois is required to pay sales tax as part of the payment for  Read more

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PEMCO Mutual Insurance Deductions from Total Loss Payments Settlement

This $14 million settlement resolves a class action against PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company. The complaint alleged that the company calculated total loss payouts by using Autosource estimates, then deducting amounts for “typical negotiations” in a way that the complaint said was not factually supported, reasonable, or allowed by the laws of the state of Washington.  Read more

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USAA Casualty Insurance Inclusions in Total Loss Payments Georgia Class Action

The issue in this class action is payment of motor vehicles title ad valorem tax (TAVT) by the insurance company when an insured vehicle is declared a total loss. The complaint alleges that this payment is required by the state of Georgia but that USAA Casualty Insurance Company does not pay it. It also claims  Read more

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Grange Insurance Companies Sales Tax, Fees on ACV Settlement

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.  Read more

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State Farm Mutual Total Loss Transfer Fees Delaware Class Action

Recent class actions have raised the question of what the actual cash value (ACV) for a totaled vehicle should include. This one contends that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company should include transfer fees in its ACV payments. The transfer fees, it claims, include a tag fee, a document fee, and a title fee, because  Read more

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State Farm Fire and Casualty Depreciation of Labor Arkansas Settlement

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company is electing to settle a class action alleging that it underpaid certain insurance claims for losses to structures in Arkansas. According to the complaint, when insureds made claims for damage to structures in Arkansas, the company depreciated labor costs when figuring the actual cash value (ACV) for repairs or  Read more

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Catlin Specialty Insurance Company Labor Depreciation Tennessee Class Action

When your insurance company pays for the repair or replacement needed for a damaged structure, how do they calculate the actual cash value (ACV) and your payout? The complaint for this class action alleges that Catlin Specialty Insurance Company deducts depreciation for labor, and claims that the company should not be permitted to do that.  Read more

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American Family Insurance Vehicle Actual Cash Value Class Action

When an insured passenger vehicle is declared a total loss, the insurance company will pay the owner or lessee the actual cash value (ACV) of the vehicle. The complaint for this class action alleges that American Family Insurance Company does not properly calculate the ACV, because it does not include the sales tax, title transfer  Read more

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Selective Insurance Co. of SC Depreciation of Labor Tennessee Class Action

When an insured party makes a claim for the actual cash value (ACV) of damaged property, how is that amount calculated? The complaint for this class action alleges that, in figuring the ACV of damaged property, Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina should not have subtracted depreciation for labor.  Read more

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Progressive Direct Impermissible Deductions from ACV Washington Class Action

How should an insurance company calculate the actual cash value (ACV) of a vehicle it declares a total loss? Progressive Direct Auto Insurance Company does it incorrectly, alleges the complaint for this class action, taking “unsupported, impermissible and unverifiable” adjustments, which are always deductions, from the price of comparable vehicles.  Read more

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