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State Farm Misleading of Term Independent Contractor Agents Class Action

This class action is another case where a company has classified a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee. However, in this case plaintiffs Jason Sheldon and Steven Hunsberger had to invest a significant amount of money. The plaintiffs were led to believe that they were starting their own businesses, but the complaint  Read more

Specialized Loan Servicing Lender-Placed Insurance Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action concerning lender-placed insurance (LPI) placed on mortgaged homes by Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC (SLS). LPI is placed on a mortgaged property when the borrower’s insurance lapses or if the lender believes that the borrower’s insurance in inadequate. With LPI, the borrower pays the loan servicer for the premiums and  Read more

Caliber Home Loans Lender-Placed Insurance Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action concerning lender-placed insurance (LPI) placed on mortgaged homes by Caliber Home Loans, Inc. LPI is placed on a mortgaged property when the borrower’s insurance lapses or if the lender believes that the borrower’s insurance in inadequate. With LPI, the borrower pays Caliber for the premiums and Caliber remits the  Read more

Geico Casualty Policy “Stacked” UIM Coverage Class Action

Francis J. Butta was severely and permanently injured in an accident when he was riding his motorcycle. Since the driver of the car that hit him did not have sufficient coverage to compensate him for his injuries, he attempted to obtain stacked coverage from his parents’ car insurance policy. However, the insurer, Geico Casualty Company,  Read more

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CareFirst Comprehensive Lactation Support Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against CareFirst, Inc., Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc., CareFirst of Maryland, Inc., and CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. The complaint alleged that health plans of these companies did not properly cover comprehensive lactation support and counseling services (CLS) as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In particular, the complaint  Read more

Wilco Life Insurance Raises Cost of Insurance Charges Georgia Class Action

This class action concerns Wilco Life Insurance Company policies that come with a guaranteed interest rate. The complaint claims that the company has unlawfully increased its “cost of insurance” charges to customers to cover the interest.  Read more

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JetBlue Website Trip Insurance Kickbacks RICO Class Action

When you make a reservation with an airline and buy trip insurance on the same website, do you assume that the trip insurance goes entirely to a third party insurer? The complaint for this class action says that when you buy trip insurance at the website for JetBlue Airways Corporation, the cost of the insurance  Read more

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Genworth Viability and Long Term Care Insurance Rate Increases Class Action

“Long Term Care is expensive. So too is Long Term Care Insurance.” So says this class action, which claims that Genworth Financial, Inc. and Genworth Life Insurance Company omitted material information about their long term care (LTC) policies when implementing premium increases.  Read more

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State Farm, JD Power, Mitchell Total Loss Valuation Method Class Action

When you’re in an accident and your vehicle is declared a total loss, how is the value of that vehicle determined? The complaint claims that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, with the help of JD Power & Associates and Mitchell International, undervalues vehicles and pays its insureds less than it should.   Read more

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Bank of America Failure to Terminate PMI on Mortgage Class Action

Buyers used to have to make a 20% down payment on a home for banks and other lenders to feel secure in giving them a mortgage. Lenders preferred to risk only 75%-80% of the value of a property and to want buyers to risk significant equity as well. However, as home prices have gone up,  Read more