Welcome to the Rivera v. Reliant General Insurance Services Website.
If you renewed a one-month auto insurance policy through Reliant General Insurance Services and paid a Renewal Service Fee between April 29, 2012 and December 14, 2017, you may be part of a class action settlement.
The purpose of this website is to inform you of a settlement that has been reached in a class action lawsuit called Molly Rivera v. Reliant General Insurance Services, Inc., et al., Case No. 37-2016-00014373-CU-BT-CTL, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego. This website explains the lawsuit, the settlement and your legal rights and options.
Plaintiff Molly Rivera filed a lawsuit in Superior Court for San Diego alleging that certain Renewal Service Fees charged by Reliant General Insurance Services and Occidental Fire & Casualty Company of North Carolina ("Defendants") were not disclosed properly under California law. Renewal Service Fees are the $9 fee--referred to on billing statements as a "Service Fee"-- that are paid at the beginning of a new policy term by Class Members who renewed their insurance policy, and who paid their premium in full.
Defendants deny any liability, wrongdoing, or damages. Ms. Rivera and Defendants agree that it is desirable that this lawsuit be settled.
If you received a Class Notice in the mail, Defendants' records show that you are a potential Class Member. The Class is composed of California residents who paid in full for one or more one-month policies through Reliant for which Occidental was the insurer and for which Reliant and/or Occidental billed and collected one or more Renewal Service Fees during the Class Period of April 29, 2012 through December 14, 2017.
The settlement has been approved and settlement checks were mailed to Class Members on July 6, 2018. A second and final settlement check was mailed on July 15, 2019 to each Class Member who cashed their original settlement check.