Welcome to the information website for the Thoren Settlement.

UPDATE: Payments for the Thoren v. Alliance Settlement were mailed on June 16, 2017. The Court granted Final Approval on February 17, 2017.

The purpose of this website is to inform you of a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit styled as Michael Thoren, et al. v. Alliance United Insurance Company, et al., Case No. 37-2015-00020223-CU-BT-CTL. This website explains the Lawsuit, the Settlement, and your legal rights and options.

Plaintiffs Michael and Loralee Thoren filed a lawsuit in Superior Court for San Diego County alleging that certain Renewal Billing Fees charged by Alliance United Insurance Company constitute "premium" under California Insurance Code §381, and allegedly were not disclosed properly in the Policy. Renewal Billing Fees are those paid at the beginning of a new Policy term by Class Members who renewed their insurance policy, and who paid their premium in full.

Alliance denies any liability, wrongdoing, or damages. Plaintiffs and Alliance agree that it is desirable that this Lawsuit be settled.

If you received a Class Notice and Claim Form in the mail, the records of Alliance United Insurance Company and Alliance United Insurance Services (collectively, "Alliance") show that you are a potential Class Member. The Class is composed of all policyholders of Alliance United Insurance Company who paid their premium in full when renewing their Policy, and who paid one or more Renewal Billing Fees from June 16, 2011 to December 27, 2015.

Please review the FAQs or Class Action Settlement Notice, Class Action Claim Form, Complaint, Settlement Agreement, Motion for Preliminary Approval, or Order Granting Preliminary Approval for further details about this matter.

Important Dates

  • June 16, 2011 – December 27, 2015
    Class Period
  • February 2, 2017
    Deadline to object to the Settlement
  • February 2, 2017
    Deadline to exclude yourself from the Settlement
  • February 17, 2017
    Final Approval Hearing
  • March 20, 2017
    Deadline to submit a Claim Form