Personal lines giant settles for an undisclosed sum after nearly ten years

American personal lines insurer, Allstate, said that it had settled a nationwide class action lawsuit after nearly ten years of courtroom battling.

Plaintiffs alleged that Allstate had failed to correctly calculate medical expenses from home and auto claims using a computerised system.

The insurer did not acknowledge wrongdoing but settled the case, Strasen v Allstate, in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois.

Allstate settled the suit for an undisclosed amount to avoid the ‘burden’ and expense of continued litigation.

‘Allstate believes its medical bill review practices were and are appropriate and fully comply with the law,’ said the company in a statement. ‘Allstate's policy is to try to resolve billing disputes with providers while protecting its policyholders' interests.’

The plaintiffs counsel in this case was Bradley Lakin, at LakinChapman LLC.