The law firms of Alekman DiTusa, LLC and Connor, Morneau and Olin, LLP are proud to announce final settlement of Estrada v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company. In 2011, our law firms jointly filed a consumer protection class action lawsuit on behalf of Massachusetts consumers against Progressive Insurance Company. On Friday, January 29, 2016, the settlement received final approval from the United Stated District Court in Boston.
The case involved Massachusetts auto insurance policies originally purchased on Progressive’s website from 2008-2010. The Court certified a class, which included 4,311 people whose claims for accident-related medical bills and lost wages denied due to an $8,000 PIP deductible on their automobile insurance policy. Progressive Direct denied any wrongdoing in the sales and marketing of their policies.
The terms of the settlement call for payment of $1,875.00 to each of the 4,311 class members who make a claim against the settlement fund (totaling a potential $8,083,125 in payments directly to class members, legal fees and costs paid separately). Attorneys’ fees and costs are paid separately and do not come out of the claimant’s money. Each of the 4,311 affected consumers should have received written notice of the settlement in December and January. Details can be found at MassPIPClaims.com. All claims must be filed by February 28, 2016.
Class actions level the playing field between consumers and large corporate interests. We are proud of the outstanding settlement we were able to reach after 4 years of hard-fought litigation against one of the nation’s largest car insurance companies.
Ryan and Rob.