Farmers Insurance fees
Farmers Insurance fees
Settlement: $455 million
Pay-out per customer: $35

In December, Farmers Insurance agreed to pay $455 million to settle a lawsuit that it had charged customers $9 billion in excessive management fees on its insurance products since 1999.

Of that settlement amount, attorneys will get $73 million, pending the court's final approval. As for the more than 13 million customers who paid the fees? They are expected to get an average of $35 apiece, said Jerry Flanagan, staff attorney for Consumer Watchdog, the consumer rights organization.

"We believe it's a fair and reasonable settlement for all parties," said Farmers' press spokesman, Mark Toohey. The company said the allegations were baseless.


By Les Christie @CNNMoney - Last updated February 15 2012: 5:41 AM ET
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