Ryan Stier v. PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company, et al.
PEMCO Total Loss Settlement
Case No. 18-2-08153-5

Welcome to the PEMCO Total Loss Settlement Website

If your vehicle was deemed a total loss by PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company, and you were insured at the time by PEMCO in Washington State, you may be able to get a payment from this class action settlement for alleged underpayment of your total loss claim.

What is the lawsuit about?

The lawsuit alleges that in settling total losses, PEMCO improperly took deductions for “typical negotiation.” The plaintiff in the lawsuit alleges that the use of the “typical negotiation” deduction resulted in the underpayment of total loss claims to PEMCO insureds and, as a result, breached PEMCO’s insurance contract and violated Washington law. PEMCO denies that it did anything wrong.

Who is included?

You are a member of the Class if you are a PEMCO insured under an auto policy issued in the State of Washington who was paid by PEMCO for the total loss of your own vehicle(s) under one of PEMCO’s first party coverages (Comprehensive, Collision, and Underinsured Motorist), for a loss occurring between May 17, 2012 and April 30, 2020, and PEMCO used an estimate that contained a "typical negotiation" deduction as part of the process in valuing your vehicle.

What does the Settlement provide?

Each Class Member’s payment will depend on the total loss value paid by PEMCO in which the estimate used a “typical negotiation” deduction. Each Class Member is entitled to submit a claim. For Class Members who qualify for a payment, because their total loss was settled involving an estimate which took a “typical negotiation” deduction, the payment will be an amount, not paid to you previously, up to the amount of the “typical negotiation” deduction, less a percentage that the Court may award for attorneys fees and costs, and less any successful challenge amounts. PEMCO has the right under the Settlement to challenge any Valid Claim Form that is submitted. Not everyone who submits a Valid Claim Form will be eligible for payment.  

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

YOU MAY: SUMMARY
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

Deadline: June 17, 2021 (Online or Postmarked)
To qualify for payment, you need to submit a Claim Form. You may submit a Claim Form online or by mail.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT

Deadline: April 23, 2021 (Passed)
If you do not want to receive a payment from this Settlement and you do not want to be a member of the class, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement by “opting out.”
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

Deadline: April 23, 2021 (Passed)
If you want to comment on the Settlement to the Court (including objecting to the Settlement), you can give reasons why you think the Court should or should not approve it. You will still be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it. 
GO TO HEARING

May 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
The Court will hold a hearing on May 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to determine whether to approve the Settlement Agreement. If you would like, you may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. You do not need to do this to receive a payment.
DO NOTHING If you are a Class Member and you do nothing, you will not receive a payment unless you submit a valid Claim Form.

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Mail

PEMCO Total Loss Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91341
Seattle, WA 98111