In 2005, NP and its co-counsel filed a sweeping nationwide class action lawsuit against several hundred automobile insurance companies and a software developer, alleging that the insurance companies used the “Colossus” software program to systematically underpay uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.
After years of contentious litigation with NP at the helm, twenty-seven families of insurance companies and the computer software developer agreed to settlements requiring supplemental cash payments to qualifying class members and changes in how the Colossus software program is used in the adjustment of claims. The estimated collective class benefit of the settlements exceeded $1 billion. All settlements received final approval.
NP partners Michael Angelovich and Cary Patterson and associate Chad Ihrig led the prosecution of this case.