Robert Besecker, et al v. Peerless Indemnity Insurance Company
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA; CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-5513
A class action settlement concerning whether Peerless Indemenity Insurance Company ("PIIC") gave Pennsylvania automobile insurance policyholders at least a 10% antitheft device discount off their comprehensive coverage if their cars were equipped with a qualifying manufacturer's standard equipment device was preliminarily approved in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 15, 2013.
If, from October 1, 2005 through January 31, 2013 (the "Class Period"), you had a Pennsylvania personal auto insurance policy with PIIC that included comprehensive insurance coverage, your comprehensive coverage was applied to one or more vehicles equipped with a passive antitheft device as manufacturer's standard equipment according to information from Insurance Services Office, Inc., in PIIC's possession, and you did not receive at least a 10% discount on the premium for one or more of those vehicles, you are a Class Member in this settlement and may be eligible for a payment or credit to your current account.
Former Policyholders as of January 31, 2013 must complete and submit an Address Verification Form by November 6, 2013 to qualify for a payment. (The Address Verification Form is available by clicking on the link to the left.) Current Policyholders do not need to submit an Address Verification Form or do anything else to qualify for a payment. Current Policyholders automatically qualify for a credit or check.
A Final Approval Hearing has been scheduled for October 16, 2013, at which time the Court will determine whether the proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate. Payments and credits cannot be distributed to Class Members until the Court grants final settlement approval.
To learn more about the terms of the proposed settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you should read the Settlement Documents and Notice of Class Action and view the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions provided on this website.