Progressive To Refund Taxes In Ky. Class Action

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 4:07 PM EST) -- Progressive Direct Insurance Co. and its affiliates, accused of improperly billing insurance customers for local taxes, have agreed to offer refunds to policyholders as part of a settlement aimed at ending the long-running class action.

The plaintiffs filed a motion for final approval of the settlement Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, saying the settlement should be approved because class members will receive a 100 percent refund for all improperly paid taxes.

About 160,000 notices were mailed out to potential...
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