overcharges News

Payout of Ohio Workers’ Comp Settlement Delayed

Thousands of employers in Ohio who were overcharged for workers’ compensation insurance premiums will have to wait at least a few more weeks before collecting a share of the $420 million court settlement, according to one of the attorneys involved. …

Texas Commissioner Files Revised Farmers Insurance Refund Settlement

On the heels of a recent multi-million dollar refund agreement with the state’s largest homeowners insurer, Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced a revised settlement with the second largest homeowners insurer, Farmers Insurance, stemming from a 2002 lawsuit by …

Michigan AG Says Settlement Reached in Propane Overcharges Suit

A settlement has been reached between Michigan and a propane supplier over high prices charged to customers trying to heat their homes during the cold and snowy winter months, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced. The deal with AmeriGas affects about …

Texas Jury Awards Municipal Utility $30M in Overcharge Case

A Central Texas jury has delivered a nearly $30 million verdict against the Lower Colorado River Authority. A Comal County jury returned the verdict in favor of New Braunfels Utilities. The Austin-based river authority manages water resources and provides electricity. …

$5.9M Settlement Proposed in Acadian Ambulance Lawsuit

A hearing on a proposed settlement in the $5.9 million class action lawsuit against Lafayette-based Acadian Ambulance company is scheduled for today in Louisiana’s Avoyelles Parish. The Advertiser reports 440 Louisiana residents have filed claims that they were overcharged by …

Judge Awards Ohio Employers $860M for Workers’ Comp Overcharges

Ohio employers are collectively owed $860 million after being overcharged for nearly a decade by the state insurance fund for injured workers, a Cleveland judge has ruled. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle’s decision involving the Ohio Bureau of …

2 Insurers Refund $1 Million in North Carolina

North Carolina residents insured by two companies are going to receive refunds totaling more than $1 million after state regulators found they overcharged their personal lines policyholders. SAFECO Insurance Co. of America and American States Preferred Insurance Co. have issued …