UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION
IMPORTANT NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
A court authorized this Notice.
This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
You are not being sued.
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY
The Court has granted Final Approval on March 15, 2023. Class Members who submitted a valid claim will receive payment in the next several months.
Settlement has been reached in the cases In Re GEICO General Insurance Company, Case No. 4:19-cv-03768-HSG (N.D. Cal.) (“Subbaiah”) and Perez v. GEICO Indemnity Company, Case No.4:20-cv-07436 (N.D. Cal.). The Court consolidated these cases for settlement purposes.
The Settlement Agreement includes two Classes: a Sales Tax Class and a Regulatory Fees Class. This website is for the Sales Tax Class. Sales Tax Class Members who submit a valid and timely Claim Form are eligible for (1) unpaid statewide sales tax of 7.25% plus local sales tax (where applicable) based on the adjusted value of the total-loss vehicle at the time of loss (less any amount of sales tax included in the original total-loss claim payment); and (2) unpaid regulatory fees of $6.88. Plaintiffs’ counsel calculates that the average claim payment amount available to eligible Sales Tax Class Members is over $2,051.98. This is only an average; individual payments will vary based on the facts of your claim. Regulatory Fees Class Members who submit a Claim Form are eligible for unpaid regulatory fees of $6.88. This Notice explains: 1) the terms of the Settlement; 2) who is a member of the Class; 3) how to submit a claim for payment; 4) how to request exclusion from the Settlement; 5) how to object to the Settlement; and 6) how to get more information about the Settlement.
IF YOU ARE A CLASS MEMBER, THIS LEGAL PROCEEDING MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS
HELP IS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE NOTICE.
Call 1-844-494-0263 toll-free for more information.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
You may submit a Claim Form for payment. The deadline to submit a Claim Form is November 11, 2022
|ASK TO BE EXCLUDED (OPT OUT)
You have the right to not be part of the Settlement by excluding yourself or “opting out” of the Class. If you wish to exclude yourself, you must do so on or before October 27, 2022.
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT||If you think the terms of the Settlement are not fair, reasonable, or adequate to the Class Members, you can file an objection to the terms of the Settlement. If you object to the terms of the Settlement, you cannot request exclusion from the Settlement. The deadline to object is October 27, 2022|
|You have the right to do nothing. If you do nothing, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement and will release any claim against GEICO for sales tax and regulatory fees, but if you do not submit a Claim Form for payment, you will not receive a payment|