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News Story
2/21/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
AUSTIN, TX -- Farmers Insurance agreed recently to a national class-action settlement that included up to $90 million in restitution for its Texas customers for homeowners and auto rates that were too high, but a related case may once again be revived in the state. The Texas case - the first class-action insurance lawsuit ever filed by the...
News Story
11/10/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles, CA -- A $455 million settlement in a long-running insurance class action was approved Wednesday, but the judge overseeing the case tentatively cut the requested attorney fees by 25 percent - and at least one objector to the settlement indicated an appeal could be on the way. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William F....
News Release
11/9/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles, CA -- Consumers and the courts, not an insurance company defendant, should benefit from a $455 million class action settlement, Consumer Watchdog argued at the settlement’s final approval hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court today. The unclaimed funds in the settlement of a consumer lawsuit against Farmers Insurance could...
News Story
10/10/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
AUSTIN, TX - Thousands of Farmers Insurance's Texas policy holders will probably miss out on a proposed $455 million settlement in a national class action lawsuit that accused the company of illegally inflating auto and homeowner rates by charging excessive management fees. The case, which started out in a Texas court several years ago, is...
Legal Update
6/14/2011
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
By the end of this week, 12.5 million current and former Farmers insurance customers across the country will get a notice in the mail about a pending class action settlement.  That notice provides consumers information about their rights under the settlement, which provides $455 million to consumers. Consumer Watchdog has intervened in the...
Legal Update
4/15/2011
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
This week Consumer Watchdog's legal team called on Farmers Group, Inc. to disclose how it plans to spend up to $400 million or more in class action settlement funds that are intended for consumers but will revert to the insurance company under the terms of a pending class action settlement. Among other things, Consumer Watchdog called on...
Legal Update
3/30/2011
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Today Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik takes a hard look at a proposed settlement in a lawsuit against Farmers Insurance opposed by Consumer Watchdog.  According to Hiltzik, under the settlement, Farmers would likely keep the lion's share of a $455 million settlement fund intended for consumers while lawyers for the plaintiff...
News Story
3/30/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
The class-action settlement will result in rebates for Farmers Insurance Group policyholders who were allegedly overcharged. But the insurer's own business units get to keep any money unclaimed by affected customers, who must fill out a 10-page claim form. Here's how to make a $455-million consumer class-action settlement disappear....
Courtroom Case
2/4/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Superior Court No. BC 300142 Consumer Watchdog is representing a former Farmers Group, Inc. customer ("Intervenor") who is challenging portions of a $455 million settlement of a national class action lawsuit against Farmers. (For the most up-to-date information about this case, see CASE UPDATES to the right.) Any person who...