Sarah Poutsch v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, et al., Case No. CV-2011-01210
Second Judicial District Court, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Update # 1: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the Court entered an Order approving the settlement. Click here for a copy.
A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit involving automobile insurance issued by United Services Automobile Association and certain of its affiliates (the "USAA Entities") in the Second Judicial District Court, Bernallilo County, New Mexico.
The proposed settlement would resolve a lawsuit against the USAA Entities concerning whether they gave their New Mexico auto insurance policyholders a 10% antitheft device discount off their comprehensive coverage if their cars were equipped with a qualifying standard equipment passive antitheft device.
The USAA Entities deny any wrongdoing. The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiff's claims. Rather, both sides agreed to the settlement to ensure a resolution and to provide payments to qualifying Class members.
If you were a Current Policyholder on May 28, 2013, you will automatically receive a share of the Settlement Fund. If you were a Former Policyholder on May 28, 2013, you will need to return an Address Verification Form by December 3, 2013., in order to qualify for a payment. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
On May 28, 2013, the Court entered a Preliminary Approval Order that preliminarily approved the proposed settlement. The Court scheduled a fairness hearing (also called the "Final Approval Hearing") to decide whether to approve the settlement.
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for November 12, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain time) at the Bernalillo County Courthouse, 400 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Please note that this date and time are subject to change, so please check this website for developments, or contact us for more information. (See "Contact Us" at the left side of this page.)
To learn more about the terms of the proposed settlement and to find out if you are a member of the Settlement Class or the Distribution Class, you should read the Notice and review the Frequently Asked Questions provided on this website.
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