Houston, TX | November 4th, 2021 – Daly & Black, P.C., representing a group of policyholders, was successfully able to certify a class action against GEICO concerning the systemic underpayment of auto claims.
Plaintiffs allege that they each purchased an insurance policy that required payment of transaction fees in event of a total loss of their vehicle. The Plaintiffs claim that GEICO systemically breached the standard policy by failing to pay sales tax, title transfer fees, and registration fees to insureds whose vehicles were determined to be total losses.
“GEICO has been well aware for many years now that its standard insurance policy requires it to the pay the transaction costs associated with replacing a vehicle that is a total loss. This includes tax, title, and registration fees. Texans lost between 300,000 and 500,000 vehicles in Hurricane Harvey, alone in 2017. Plaintiffs seek to hold GEICO responsible for paying those costs,” said Plaintiff’s counsel, Richard Daly of Daly & Black, P.C.
On October 28th, 2021 Judge Keith P. Ellison heard arguments and approved the motion to certify the class against GEICO. Policyholders who qualify will automatically join the class action against GEICO unless they specifically opt out.
The case styling is Civil Action 4:20-cv-00799, Philip Angel et al. v. GEICO Advantage Insurance Co. et al., In the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
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