National Geographic : 2007 Mar
ATTENTION Have you ever had auto insurance with Farmers? If so, your rights may be affected by a proposed settlement and you may be entitled to a cash payment, but you must submit a claim form to get it. If your car or truck was insured by Farmers Insurance Exchange, Mid-Century Insurance Company or any other affiliated company ("Farmers"), was damaged in an accident and you made a claim with Farmers, a class action settlement may affect your rights. There is a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit involving Farmers' specification of certain "non-OEM" car and truck parts that the lawsuit alleges do not meet the quality standards required by Farmers' automobile insurance policies. "Non-OEM" car and truck parts are generally the sheet metal exterior of a car or truck, such as hoods and fenders, that were not made by, or for, the vehicle's original maker. That is, parts that were not made by companies such as GM, Toyota, Volkswagen or Ford. A Notice explaining all of the benefits available under the settlement, including how you can receive cash if you qualify, is available at the website shown below. To receive a claim form and more information, call toll-free 1-877-576-9983 or go online to www.FarmersPartsCase.com If you are eligible, you will receive $40.00 for each eligible hood specified by Farmers for any claim you made following an accident from June 15, 1996 to November 1, 2006. You will also receive $20.00 for any claim you made during the same period for each of the following parts that are eligible: Fenders Box sides Door shells Body side panels Quarter panels Tailgates Rear outer panels Lift gates Truck beds Metal bumper absorbers Deck lids Metal bumper reinforcements Trunk lids Information About Your Warranty from Farmers. You will also receive information about the warranty Farmers provides for each non-OEM car and truck part listed above. If you are a member of the proposed settlement class, you also have the right to exclude yourselffrom this settlement, object to this settlement, seek leave to intervene in the lawsuits, and exercise other important rights. These rights must be exercised by April 17, 2007.