Jones Auto Insurance Settlement
NOTICE OF OWNERS INSURANCE COMPANY
CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
Ann Jones v. Owners Insurance Company, Case No. SUCV2022000234
(Superior Court of White County, Georgia)
A COURT AUTHORIZED THE NOTICE.
THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FROM A LAWYER.
YOU ARE NOT BEING SUED.
If You Submitted and Had Accepted a Total Loss Claim on Your Automobile Insurance Policy with certain Insurers between January 1, 2020 to August 2, 2022, you may be a member of the Settlement Class in this class action lawsuit.
On September 28, 2023, the Superior Court of White County, Georgia certified this Lawsuit as a class action. By certifying the case, the Court allowed the Plaintiff Ann Jones (also referred to as the Class Representative) to pursue the claims of all Class Members against the insurance companies Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Owners Insurance Company, and Home-Owners Insurance Company (“Insurers”). Thereafter, the Parties reached a Proposed Settlement on behalf of a Settlement Class which the Court preliminarily approved in a Preliminary Approval Order.
What is this class action lawsuit about? The Class Representative sued alleging that the Insurers breached their insurance contracts, were unjustly enriched, and negligent by failing to fully compensate Georgia policyholders who submitted a claim to an Insurer that was accepted and paid by the Insurer as a total loss from January 1, 2020 through August 2, 2022, and did not, or potentially did not, receive a payment of at least 6.6% title ad valorem tax on that claim.
The Insurers denied and continue to deny the allegations against them. Rather than continuing to litigate the matter, the Parties have reached a Proposed Settlement.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. The deadlines to exercise these rights are explained in the Notice. Read carefully:
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||The only way to receive a settlement payment, to the extent that you are entitled to one, is to timely submit a valid Claim Form either online or through the U.S. Mail. The deadline to submit a Claim Form is February 6, 2024.|
|OBJECT||Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Proposed Settlement. The deadline to object to the Proposed Settlement is November 20 2023.|
|OPT OUT||Write to the Settlement Administrator about why you do not wish to be a part of the Settlement Class or Proposed Settlement.|
|DO NOTHING||If you do nothing, you will not receive a settlement payment. But you still will give up your right to sue the Insurers about the legal claims in this case. To receive a settlement payment, you must submit a Claim Form.|