Welcome to the Stanforth v. Farmers Insurance of Arizona settlement support website. This website has been established to provide class members with important information regarding the Settlement in the action entitled Stanforth v. Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona, et al.
SETTLEMENT INFORMATION LAST UPDATED ON February 29, 2016:
The appeal process for the Settlement was completed on February 15, 2016. Farmers is in the process of reviewing and evaluating settlement claims in accordance with the schedule set forth by the Settlement Agreement. A copy of the Settlement Agreement can be found on this website under the Settlement Agreement tab.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action involving Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (“UM”) coverage on New Mexico automobile policies issued by, renewed by, or in effect with any of the following insurance companies between January 1, 1995 and November 1, 2013 (the "Class Period"):
Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona
Mid-Century Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance Exchange
Truck Insurance Exchange
Bristol West Insurance Company
21st Century Advantage Insurance Company
21st Century Assurance Company
21st Century Casualty Company
21st Century Centennial Insurance Company
21st Century Insurance Company of the Southwest
21st Century National Insurance Company
21st Century North America Insurance Company
21st Century Premier Insurance Company
Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids, Michigan
Foremost Property & Casualty Insurance Company
Foremost Signature Insurance Company, and Maryland Casualty Company
(Collectively these insurers are described as "Farmers")
The Lawsuit generally claims that Farmers’ UM selection or rejection forms in use during the Class Period were invalid as to the selection of UM Coverage in amounts less than liability coverage limits or the rejection of UM Coverage altogether. The Plaintiffs claim that Farmers’ insurance policies should be reformed to provide UM limits equal to the policy’s liability limits (referred to as “Equal Limits UM Coverage”) and that Farmers Insureds who have had automobile Accidents caused by Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers are entitled to have their claims adjusted (or readjusted) according to the reformed UM Coverage limits. Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing.
This Settlement establishes a process for certain individuals involved in Accidents during the Class Period that may have been caused, in whole or in part, by an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver, to submit claims and potentially receive a money payment. The Settlement also impacts certain individuals who have not had any Accidents by providing reformed UM limits.
You may have received notice of this Settlement by mail or publication. The mailed notice (the "Notice"), which is available on this website or by calling 1-888-227-0023, explains the Lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available to you and how to get them, and who may be eligible. Please read the Notice carefully. In additional to the Notice, select one of the various options on the left of the screen for other information about the Settlement, including copies of the Settlement Agreement and Claim Form. Capitalized terms set forth herein are defined more fully in the Notice and in paragraphs 1-50 of the Settlement Agreement.
Please note all the deadlines to file a Claim Form, submit the Election to Join Subclass A, Exclude yourself from the Settlement or Object to the Settlement have now passed.