Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Class Action Lawsuits: why it pays to file a claim

About a year ago, we were notified that we could submit a claim in a class action lawsuit involving our home insurance provider. The lawsuit stemmed from storm damage homes in our area received in 2001. As part of the conditions to submit a claim, you had to have all the records of home repair from that time frame. Lucky us, we keep everything! And so for the past year the little certified delivery card has been stuck to my bulletin board recording when I sent copies of all the paperwork (I can't recall it was that big a deal to fill in) to Nationwide.

Lo and Behold today we received a letter from the law firm for the class. Can you believe that we are getting a check for $3,300!

It pays to save receipts for big expenses, and to fill in those little class action forms you sometimes get in the mail!


Let's Find H-Man A Wife said...

Great; this will be your down payment on your new windows.

Anonymous said...

I did that one time for some very expensive smoke detectors we purchased. Apparently false advertising was involved. It does pay to save the receipts. We didn't think we'd get much but we got back about what we paid.

Marie said...

ha ha that won't cover it.

Weekend Cowgirl said...

OMG that is wonderful. I have never filled those out and will from now on!!!!


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