Nationwide Accused Of Skirting Personal Injury Payments

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Nationwide Insurance Co. of America was hit with a proposed class action in Maryland federal court Friday alleging it breached consumers' automobile insurance contracts by routinely failing to promptly cover personal injury protection claims.

Plaintiff Trisha L. Jordan says she was injured in an October 2009 car accident and submitted personal injury claims to Nationwide well within the 30-day limit set by Maryland law, but the insurer neither covered the medical payments nor paid her interest.

Under Maryland law, insurers must make payments of personal injury...
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