Roth v. GEICO and Joffe v. GEICO
Roth Joffe Class Action Settlement
16-cv-62942 (Roth) and 18-cv-61361 (Joffe)

Welcome to the Roth Joffe Class Action Settlement Website

What is this lawsuit about?

A settlement has been reached in the cases Joffe, et al. v. GEICO Indemnity Company, et al., Case No. 18-cv-61361 (S.D. Fla.), and Roth v. GEICO General Insurance Company, Case No. 16-cv62942 (S.D. Fla.). The Court consolidated these cases for settlement purposes because both cases allege that GEICO failed to include sales tax and title fees when paying claims to insureds who suffered total losses on their insured leased vehicles. The settlement entitles Class Members who make a claim to payment of (1) statewide sales tax of 6% plus local sales tax (where applicable) based on the adjusted value of the total loss vehicle at the time of loss; (2) title and tag fees of $79.85; and (3) prejudgment interest on the unpaid sales tax and title and tag fee amounts. The Notice explains: 1) the terms of the Settlement; 2) who is a member of the Class; 3) how to submit a claim for payment; 4) how to request exclusion from the Settlement; 5) how to object to the Settlement; 6) how to get more information about the Settlement.

Who is included?

You may be a member of the class action (a “Class Member”) against Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO General Insurance Company, and GEICO Indemnity Company (together “GEICO” or “GEICO Defendants”) if: (1) you were insured by GEICO Indemnity Co. or Government Employees Ins. Co. under a Florida private passenger automobile insurance policy and submitted a physical damage claim with respect to a covered leased (i.e., not owned) vehicle during the period June 15, 2013 through August 1, 2020 that resulted in a total loss claim payment; or (2) you were insured by GEICO General Ins. Co. under a Florida private passenger automobile insurance policy and submitted a physical damage claim with respect to a covered leased (i.e., not owned) vehicle during the period August 30, 2011 through August 1, 2020 that resulted in a total loss claim payment.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Action & Due Date Explanation

Exclude Yourself
(opt out)


November 12, 2020
(postmarked)

 

You have the right to not be part of the Settlement by excluding yourself or “opting out” of the Class. If you choose to exclude yourself, you will not receive any benefits from the Settlement. For more information on excluding yourself, see FAQ 6.

Object


November 12, 2020
(postmarked)

 

If you think the terms of the Settlement are not fair, reasonable, or adequate to the Class Members, you can file a Notice of Intent to object to the terms of the Settlement. For more information about objecting, see FAQ 7.

Submit a Claim


December 28, 2020
(postmarked)

 

If you want a payment, you need to return a Claim Form. You should have received a Claim Form in the mail. You may also complete a Claim Form online.

Final Approval Hearing


February 5, 2021

 

The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on February 5, 2021 at 11:00am in Courtroom 205B at the U.S. Courthouse, 299 E. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Do Nothing You have the right to do nothing. If you do nothing, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement and will release any claim against GEICO for sales tax, title, tag and branch fees, even if you do not submit a Claim for payment.

 

 

For More Information

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Mail

RothJoffe Class Action Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91205
Seattle, WA 98111