The Personal Insurance Company has agreed to pay $2.25 million CAD to resolve claims that they unlawfully breached the privacy of their customers.
The settlement will benefit Canadian individuals who were insured by The Personal Insurance Company under an auto policy between January 2012 and May 2019, who made a claim under their auto insurance between January 2012 and May 2019, and who consented to the collection/use of their credit score as part of The Personal’s claims management process.
The Personal Insurance Company faced class action claims that they failed to comply with the contracts held between the company and their insurers. Plaintiff Kalevi Haikola filed his class action against The Personal in February 2018.
Haikola argued that The Personal violated his and other customers’ privacies by collecting and/or using their credit scores as a part of the “fraud prevention and detection” processes of the auto insurance claims process. This action reportedly violated the terms of the contract between The Personal and their customers.
The Personal has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay into a $2.25 million CAD settlement to resolve the claims against them.
Under the settlement, consumers will receive an equal share of the net settlement fund after the deduction of legal fees, court costs, administrative costs, incentive awards, and other expenses. Payments are reportedly estimated to be around $150 CAD.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members need to file a valid claim online or via the mail by Feb. 7, 2020. The deadline for exclusion is Dec. 6, 2019. The final approval hearing for the settlement was held on Oct. 7, 2019.
Canadian individuals who were insured by The Personal Insurance Company under an auto policy between January 2012 and May 2019, who made a claim under their auto insurance between January 2012 and May 2019, and who consented to the collection/use of their credit score as part of The Personal’s claims management process.
Around $150 CAD.
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NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
Haikola v. The Personal Insurance Company, et al., Case No. T-382-18, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
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