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Washington Travelers Automobile Insurance Class Action Lawsuit and Settlement

You get what you paid for allegedly is not a practice implemented by Washington Travelers.

Primary plaintiff Daniel Dawsey filed the Washington Travelers Automobile Insurance class action lawsuit in February of 2015. Dawsey asserted that Travelers neglected to pay the benefits listed in the company’s Washington car insurance policies.

Dawsey’s class action lawsuit also mentions that Travelers did not offer full compensation for body and interior structural damage, which caused an irreversible decrease in the value of his vehicle. According to court documents, Dawsey asserts Travelers should have covered the damage to his vehicle under the insurance company’s uninsured motorist property damage (UIMPD) provision. Dawsey also charges Travelers with breach of policy and the engagement of unfair business practices.

Travelers has agreed to set up a settlement fund worth $760,000, which also covers court costs, attorney fees, and incentive compensation for the primary plaintiff who initiated the class action lawsuit. Under terms of the settlement, Travelers will create a settlement fund totaling $760,000. Travelers continues to deny the allegations made by Dawsey in the class action lawsuit. However, the company agreed to the class action settlement to avoid the high costs of prolonged litigation.

What You Need To Know

According to class counsel, eligible class members includes “all persons insured by a defendant-issued personal or commercial lines automobile insurance policy issued in Washington state who were involved in a vehicle accident between Feb. 23, 2009 and April 27, 2017 in which the vehicle sustained damage covered under the policy’s UIM PD coverage, and who also meet several conditions” The class action settlement website lists the condition, which might change during the final hearing. Compensation for eligible class members depends on the number of valid and timely claims submitted.

The class action settlement requires each claimant to provide the claim number that is on the notice sent to announce the end of the lawsuit. You do not have to submit any supporting documents with the submission of the claim form. The deadline to file a valid claim form is November 27, 2017. The judge who has preliminarily approved the Washington Travelers automobile insurance class action settlement for the case Dawsey v. The Travelers Indemnity Co., Case No. 3:15-cv-05188, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has scheduled the final hearing on October 13, 2017. To learn what happened at the final hearing, visit the class action settlement website

Scott P. Nealey from the Law Office of Scott P. Nealey and Stephen M. Hansen from the Law Offices of Stephen M Hansen PS represent the class counsel. For the defense counsel, Mark L. Hanover of Dentons US LLP is handling the legal responsibilities for the class action settlement.

2017/11/27 19:32:24

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