Hartford Insurance class action settlement

On August 27, 2007, checks in the amount of approximately $175.00 were mailed to over 340,000 class members in a nationwide multi-million dollar class action settlement between Hartford Fire Insurance Company and its policyholders. This amounts to an aggregate amount of over $59 million.

The policyholders alleged that Hartford Fire, and its subsidiaries, failed to provide notice in the form required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it used information in consumer credit reports in connection with the pricing of insurance.

Steve Larson, lead lawyer for the policy holders, encourages class members to be sure to check and open their mail, because they must deposit the check before February 23, 2008 or the check will become invalid.

ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS CASE:

February 27, 2007 - "Portland Judge Approves Class-Action Insurance Settlement," Portland Business Journal

February 26, 2007 - "Oregon Federal Court Approves Multi-Million Dollar Class Action Settlement," Business Wire