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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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USAA Insurance PIP Claims Settlement

This settlement resolves two lawsuits against United Services Automobile Association (USAA), USAA Casualty Insurance Company, USAA General Indemnity Company, and Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance Company. The complaints for both cases allege that the companies did not pay the full amounts of bills for health care under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverages of auto  Read more

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Geico Auto Insurance Profits from Covid-19 California Class Action

Has Geico been “unfairly profiting from the global Covid-19 pandemic”? The complaint for this class action claims it has, because stay-at-home orders and social distancing have led to a reduction in driving and an accompanying reduction in accidents. Geico has therefore had to make fewer payouts related to car accidents. The action brings suit against  Read more

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Geico General Insurance Unfair Processing of Claims Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Geico General Insurance Company withheld information about benefits under an auto policy, was slow in processing claims, and made an offer of compensation that was too low.  Read more

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State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Underpayment of Wage Benefits Class Action

If a person is injured in a car accident, what must the auto insurance company pay for lost earnings due to the accident? The complaint for this class action alleges that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company makes calculations that are improper under New York state’s insurance laws and pays accident victims less than they  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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USAA General Indemnity CRA Improperly Paid to Lienholder Class Action

This class action addresses the issue of Car Replacement Assistance (CRA) on vehicles that were total losses that are insured by USAA General Indemnity Company. The complaint alleges that USAA pays CRA amounts to those who hold liens on the totaled vehicles and that this is improper.  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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