Nationwide Affiliate Escapes Injury Payment Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 4:47 PM EST) -- A Maryland federal judge on Friday tossed a proposed class action against a Nationwide Insurance Co. affiliate over its alleged failure to promptly cover personal injury protection claims, ruling that the plaintiff isn’t eligible to represent the class.

In August, plaintiff Trisha Jordan alleged she was injured in an October 2009 car accident and submitted personal injury claims to Titan Indemnity Co. within the 30-day limit set by Maryland law, but the insurer neither covered the medical payments nor paid her interest.

“As to plaintiff’s claim...
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