Los Angeles Insurance Class Action Lawyer
What is an Insurance Class Action Lawsuit?
In an insurance class action, one or more policyholders sues an insurance company on behalf of other policyholders who have suffered a similar fate. Often, insurance class actions are brought against insurance companies based on a uniform practice in denying certain types of claims. Other types of insurance class actions are based upon a fraud committed by the insurance company regarding premiums, policy benefits, etc.
Gianelli & Morris has been appointed class counsel in several significant insurance class actions involving health, life, disability and annuity claims. If you are considering filing a class action lawsuit against your insurance company, our experienced Los Angeles class action attorneys can help you get started.
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When to File a Class Action Lawsuit
Many insurance companies have a history of garnering profits through unfair claims denials and sales. It is common for the individual policyholders to be harmed by this unfair practice but be unable to sue their insurance provider due to the relative costs of an attorney compared to the financial grievance of the individual policy holder. When multiple policy holders have the same grievance, the best course of action is to file a class action lawsuit against the insurance company.
Class action lawsuits empower you to find qualified, experienced legal representation without shouldering the cost by yourself. Class action lawsuits also even out the playing field between individuals and powerful insurance corporations backed by huge legal teams.
There are no limits to how many people become a part of the class action lawsuit. Generally, when a class action is filed, individuals will receive notice of the suit. This notice gives this member of the class the opportunity to opt-out of the recovery.
How Many People Are Needed to File a Class Action Lawsuit?
It only takes one person to file the claim however there more must join the class for the case to proceed. Federal procedure states that the class actions are appropriate when union of the affected parties would be impracticable.
Types of Class Action Lawsuits We Handle:
- Health Insurance
- Title Insurance
- Homeowners Insurance
Find Out If You Have a Class Action Case
If you believe you have a class action suit, contact Gianelli & Morris. Our Los Angeles insurance attorneys have been serving policy holders since 1979. We have the experience and skills needed to guide you through the process and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Cases We’ve Handled
Gallimore v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG12-616206 (right to weight loss reconstructive surgery)
Arce v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 388689 (health benefits for treatment of autism)
Ticconi v. Blue Shield Life & Health Ins. Co., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 330989 (health insurance benefits)
Peterman v. North American Co. for Life & Health, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 357194 (annuity proceeds)
Woelk v. Blue Cross of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 391522 (health benefits for reconstructive surgery)
Iorio v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of N. America (S.D. Cal.) Case No. 05-CV-0633 IEG (annuity proceeds)
Chastain v. Union Security Life Ins. Co. (C.D. Cal.) Case No. 06-CV-5885 ABC (credit disability benefits)
Kavruck v. Blue Cross of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 160180 (health insurance premiums)
Vind v. Prudential Life Ins. Co., (C.D. Cal.) Case No. 07-CV-3564 CAS (long term disability income benefits)
McNellis v. Pioneer Life Ins. Co., San Luis Obispo Superior Court Case No. CV990759 (health insurance premiums)