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Van Horn v. Nationwide Insurance Co. – $27M

Kabateck LLP obtained a settlement of over $27,000,000.00 in a lawsuit filed against Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company. The lawsuit alleged that Nationwide had a company-wide policy of terminating rental car benefits prematurely, in breach of contract. Specifically, Plaintiffs alleged that their respective Nationwide insurance policies contained a provision which provided the insured the benefit of a fully paid rental car if the insured’s car sustained irreparable damage, for a period of thirty days or until a total settlement was agreed to by the insured. Despite this express policy provision, Nationwide had a company-wide practice and policy of prematurely terminating the car rental benefits before the end of the 30-day period and before any settlement agreement was reached by the insured and Nationwide. Settlement in this case followed certification of this case as a class action. The certified class consisted of over 200,000 insureds that were harmed by Nationwide’s company-wide policy to terminate care rental benefits before the contractually agreed time.
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