Insurer Flouts Anti-Theft System Discount, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. auto policyholder filed a putative consumer protection class action in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday alleging the insurer refuses to provide a state-mandated 10 percent discount for passive anti-theft systems even though they come standard in most modern cars.

John Tomaine, the owner of a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier equipped with a factory-installed Passlock theft deterrent system, says he has been charged premiums for comprehensive coverage that did not include the discount required by Pennsylvania's Motor Vehicle Responsibility Law.

Nationwide “systematically fails to...
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