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If You Are Or Were A West Virginia Nationwide Auto Policyholder
Or A Passenger In The Vehicle Of A West Virginia
Nationwide Auto Policyholder And Were Involved In An Accident,

You Could Get a Payment From a Proposed Class Action Settlement


A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Nationwide Assurance Company (formerly Colonial Insurance Company of Wisconsin) (“Nationwide”). The name of this lawsuit is Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. O'Dell, No. 00-C-37, pending in the Circuit Court of Roane County, West Virginia.

The lawsuit claims that Nationwide breached its insurance contracts with Settlement Class Members and violated certain legal duties by not providing them with the uninsured motorist (“UM”) and underinsured motorist (“UIM”) coverage they were entitled to. Nationwide denies these claims and denies any wrongdoing. The Court has made no final rulings on the claims or defenses made in the lawsuit, but it has preliminarily approved the proposed Settlement.

Please see the box below or read the Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement for information on your legal rights in this Proposed Settlement.

You May:     Due Date:
Submit a Claim Form The only way to get a payment is to fill out a Claim Form.
Deadline has Passed
Exclude Yourself Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Nationwide about the legal claims in this case.
Deadline has Passed
Object Write to the Court about what you do not like about the proposed Settlement. You must stay in the Settlement Class to object.
Deadline has Passed
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the proposed Settlement. You must stay in the Settlement Class to appear in Court.
Deadline has Passed
Do Nothing How this affects your rights depends on whether or not notice was mailed to your last known address. Please see below.
N/A


If notice of the proposed Settlement is not mailed to your last known address
(as provided in the Settlement Agreement) and you do not submit a Claim Form or make some other written inquiry or submission, you will not be bound by the proposed Settlement.

If notice of the proposed Settlement was mailed to your last known address and you do nothing, you will give up your rights to sue Nationwide for the claims in this case in the future and you will receive no payment.