Who is a Class Member
The Reliant General Insurance Renewal Service Fee Class Action Settlement includes “all California residents who paid in full for one or more one-month policies of insurance through Reliant for which Occidental was the insurer and for which Reliant and/or Occidental billed and collected one or more Renewal Service Fees at any time between April 29, 2012 through December 14, 2017.”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
Class Members who do not exclude themselves from the settlement will be eligible to automatically receive a pro rata (equal) share of the net settlement fund. The amount of your payout will depend among other things, on the total number of valid claims received.
Proof of Purchase
Reliant General Insurance Renewal Service Fee Settlement Notes
- Molly Rivera v. Reliant General Insurance Services, Inc., et al.
- Case No. 37-2016-00014373-CU-BT-CTL
- Pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego
Plaintiff Molly Rivera brought this class action lawsuit alleging that Reliant General Insurance is in violation of California Insurance Code section 381(f) which requires that the premium (the total cost to purchase the insurance in full) be disclosed in the insurance policy.
Specifically, Rivera states that in September 2014, she purchased through Reliant, a one-month auto insurance policy for which Occidental was the insurer and which provided coverage from September 18, 2014 to October 18, 2014. She renewed the policy in October and again in November 2014 through Reliant. During each of these transactions, Reliant acted a broker and agent for Occidental and assisted in arranging the auto insurance policies. However, Rivera contends that Reliant collected Renewal Service Fees associated with each of her policies without properly disclosing them.
These Renewal Service Fees are the $9 fee referred to on policyholders’ billing statements as a “Service Fee”) and are paid at the beginning of each of new policy terms when policyholders renew their auto insurance policy and who paid their premium in full.
Reliant and Occidental both deny the allegations but nonetheless agreed to settle to avoid the uncertainty, costs, and delay of further litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement can be found on the Reliant General Insurance Renewal Service Fee Settlement website.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the Reliant General Insurance Renewal Service Fee settlement must do so by May 10, 2018. Class members who wish to receive a cash payment from the settlement do not need to do anything.
- 5/10/18 Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 5/25/18: Final Hearing at 11:00 a.m. PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.RiveraInsuranceSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Rivera v. Reliant General Insurance Services Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041
- Phone: 1-866-962-4433 (Class Counsel)
- Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr. and Jarrett S. Charo of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire LLP