Nationwide Insurance Antitheft Device Discount Class Action Settlement Pennsylvania Only
You are considered a Class Member if you are a Pennsylvania policyholder who during the defined Class Periods:
“(a) had a policy of automobile insurance that included comprehensive insurance coverage; (b) whose insured vehicle(s), according to Nationwide’s VIN Database, had a passive antitheft device installed as manufacturer’s standard equipment; and (c) did not receive a 10% discount on the comprehensive portion of the paid premium.”
The Class Periods are defined as follows:
- Between Nov. 12, 2005 and Feb. 28, 2015 for current or former policyholder of an insurance policy issued by Nationwide Insurance Company of America.
- Between Oct. 15, 2006 and Feb. 28, 2015 for current or former policyholder of an insurance policy issued by Nationwide Affinity Insurance of America.
- Between Sept. 17, 2009 and Feb. 28, 2015 for current or former policyholder of an insurance policy issued by any of the following companies: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide Assurance Company, Nationwide General Insurance Company, Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Victoria Fire & Casualty, Victoria Select Insurance Company, Titan Indemnity Company, Victoria Fire and Casualty dba Titan and Victoria Fire and Casualty dba Nationwide.
Under the terms of the Nationwide class action settlement, the company will set up a $4.9 million settlement fund to make payments to Class Members. Should the court give this proposed antitheft device discount class action settlement final approval, then Class Members who are current policy holders will automatically receive their share of the Nationwide settlement fund.
Class Members who are former policyholders will need to fill out an Address Verification Form to receive their award. Each award will be calculated separately after the various court fees have been calculated and the total number of Class Members identified. However, it is estimated that each eligible Class Member will receive up to 6 percent of the amount paid for comprehensive insurance premium.
As for non-monetary provisions for the Class, Nationwide has agreed to provide Antitheft Discounts to all car insurance applicants and insurance renewals for the next two years if the car insurance company’s VIN Database shows that an insurance applicant’s car contains passive antitheft devices.
Proof of Purchase
Class Members must submit an address form
Tomaine v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co
Case No. 2:13-cv-05408
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The settlement alleges that Nationwide Insurance Company of America, its partners, and its various branches or subsidiaries failed to give certain car insurance policyholders a discount for antitheft devices featured in their cars, e/p>
Tomaine v. Nationwide
PO Box 2838
Portland, OR 97208-2838