Geico Hit With Consumer Action Over UIM Coverage

Law360, New York (October 7, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Geico General Insurance Co. has been slapped with a putative consumer class action accusing it of deceptively selling car insurance policies without obtaining customers' written consent for the policies' lower levels of uninsured/ underinsured motorist coverage as required by New Jersey law.

Named plaintiff Denise Soto-DeJesus lodged the complaint on behalf of herself, her daughter Demylee Pablos and a putative class in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Wednesday, asserting claims of breach of statutory duty, breach of implied covenant of...
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