Rice-Redding et al. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Insurance Call Settlement
Case No. 1:16-cv-03634-WMR (N.D. Ga.)

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IF YOU RECEIVED AN ADVERTISING OR SOLICITATION CALL REGARDING NATIONWIDE'S AUTOMOTIVE OR HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE PRODUCTS FROM SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2018, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

Important Update: Settlement checks were mailed to eligible claimants on September 24, 2019.

What is this lawsuit about?

This lawsuit alleges that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company may be liable for: (1) alleged prerecorded robocalls that an auto insurance lead generation company called Variable Marketing, LLC made and transferred to Nationwide Agents asking recipients to "press 1" to receive auto insurance quotes ("Variable Calls") (2) alleged prerecorded robocalls that an auto and homeowners' insurance lead generation company called MediaAlpha transferred (either the telephone call and/or Lead Information derived from the telephone call) to Nationwide ("MediaAlpha Calls"); and (3) telephone calls Nationwide and/or its alleged vendors made to persons registered on Nationwide's Internal Do Not Call Registry for more than 31 days ("Nationwide IDNC Calls").

Nationwide has denied all liability or responsibility for these calls, and alleges that it did not make or authorize them.  The Court did not decide in favor of the Representative Plaintiffs or Nationwide. Both sides agreed to a settlement instead of going to trial. The Settlement avoids the further cost and risk associated with continuing the lawsuits; pays money to recipients of the calls who are eligible Settlement Class Members; and releases Nationwide and the Released Parties from liability.

Who is included?

The Settlement provides relief for all Settlement Class Members, who are described as:

MediaAlpha Settlement Class: All persons within the United States who received a telephone call advertising Nationwide’s homeowners or automotive insurance products, whose telephone call or Lead Information was transferred by MediaAlpha to Nationwide during the Class Period. This class includes Plaintiff Ken Johansen, Rita Johansen and the approximately 427,123 MediaAlpha Settlement Class Members identified in MediaAlpha’s business records.

Nationwide IDNC Settlement Class: All persons within the United States who (a) received more than one telephone solicitation within any 12-month period falling within the Class Period (b) on their phone number that had been registered on the Nationwide Internal Do Not Call Registry for more than 31 days, (c) the purpose of which was to advertise Nationwide’s automotive or homeowners’ insurance products. This class includes Plaintiffs Ken Johansen, Rita Johansen, Alvina Haile-Recio, and the 239 Nationwide IDNC Settlement Class Members Nationwide identified in its business records.

Variable Settlement Class: All persons within the United States who received a telephone call from Variable Marketing, whose telephone call or Lead Information was transferred to a Nationwide Agent during the Class Period. This class includes Plaintiffs Diane Rice-Redding and Ricky Coleman and the approximately 16,949 individuals identified through the Variable lead database.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS FOR MEDIAALPHA CALLS
OPTION RESULT
FILE A CLAIM
(Passed)
Filing a claim is the only way to get a payment from the Settlement for MediaAlpha Calls. You can make a claim by either: 1) mailing a completed Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator; or 2) submitting one online. If you do not make a claim, you will not receive a settlement payment. How much each MediaAlpha Class Member receives depends on how many MediaAlpha Class Members make approved claims. Class Counsel estimates that the amount of each cash award will be approximately $30. The deadline to file a claim was July 22, 2019.
DO NOTHING Get no payment. Give up rights to sue Nationwide separately for the legal claims in this case.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR "OPT OUT" OF THE SETTLEMENT
(Passed)
If you ask to be excluded, also known as “opting out,” you will get no payment from the Settlement, but you may be able to pursue your own lawsuit against Nationwide about the legal claims in this case at your own expense. The deadline to exclude yourself was June 21, 2019.
OBJECT
(Passed)
Write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair. The deadline to object was June 21, 2019.
GOT TO A HEARING
(Passed)
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The hearing was held on August 1, 2019.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS FOR NATIONWIDE IDNC CALLS
OPTION RESULT
FILE A CLAIM
(Passed)
Filing a claim is the only way to get a payment from the Settlement for Nationwide IDNC Calls. You can make a claim by either: 1) mailing a completed Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator; or 2) submitting one online. If you do not make a claim, you will not receive a settlement payment. How much each Nationwide IDNC Class Member receives depends on how many Nationwide IDNC Class Members make approved claims. Class Counsel estimates that the amount of the cash award will be approximately $75. The deadline to file a claim was July 22, 2019.
DO NOTHING Get no payment. Give up rights to sue Nationwide separately for the legal claims in this case.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR "OPT OUT" OF THE SETTLEMENT
(Passed)
If you ask to be excluded, also known as “opting out,” you will get no payment from the Settlement, but you may be able to pursue your own lawsuit against Nationwide about the legal claims in this case at your own expense. The deadline to exclude yourself was June 21, 2019.
OBJECT
(Passed)
Write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair. The deadline to object was June 21, 2019.
GOT TO A HEARING
(Passed)
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The hearing was held on August 1, 2019.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS FOR VARIABLE CALLS
OPTION RESULT
DO NOTHING You are not required to take any action to get a payment from the Settlement for Variable Calls. Each Variable Class Member with a valid mailing address will receive an automatic payment by check of approximately $60. The final cash payment amount that Variable Class Members receive will depend on the total number of Variable Class Members with valid mailing addresses. Additional cash distributions may occur from the proceeds of uncashed checks. If you do nothing, you will release your claims against Nationwide and the Released Parties related to Nationwide.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR "OPT OUT" OF THE SETTLEMENT
(Passed)
If you ask to be excluded, also known as “opting out,” you will get no payment from the Settlement, but you may be able to pursue your own lawsuit against Nationwide about the legal claims in this case at your own expense. The deadline to exclude yourself was June 21, 2019.
OBJECT
(Passed)
Write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair. The deadline to object was June 21, 2019.
GO TO A HEARING
(Passed)
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The hearing was held on August 1, 2019.

These rights and options - and the deadlines to exercise them - are explained on this website. 

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Mail

Insurance Call Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91127
Seattle, WA 98111