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Progressive Actual Cash Value Negotiation Adjustment New York Class Action

When a vehicle is totaled in an accident, the insurance company must determine the actual cash value (ACV) of the vehicle. Progressive Corporation, which does business as Progressive and Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, uses valuation reports from a vendor called Mitchell International, Inc. to make that determination, but the complaint for this class action  Read more

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Farmers Insurance Exchange Auto Insurance Windfall California Class Action

Many companies and individuals suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, says the complaint for this class action, “auto insurers like Farmers [Insurance Exchange] have scored a windfall.” This is because stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and people working from home have resulting in far less driving, fewer cars on the road, and thus fewer car  Read more

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Geico Auto Insurance Windfall from Covid-19 Mississippi Class Action

During the shutdowns for Covid-19, many people stopped commuting to work and made fewer trips away from home for shopping, eating out, socializing, or entertainment. The complaint for this class action alleges that this resulted in a windfall for Geico Casualty Company, Geico Indemnity Company, and Geico General Insurance Company because fewer car trips meant  Read more

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Allstate Diminished Value Insurance Payments Settlement

When vehicles are in accidents that cause damage to their structural systems, it may not be possible to repair them to their original condition. Their value will be diminished, or less than it would have been had they not been in an accident. This settlement resolves a class action against a number of insurance companies  Read more

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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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