State Compensation Insurance Fund of California
Calcaterra Pollack serves as lead counsel in a class action in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of nearly 100,000 workers’ compensation insurance policyholders in American Jetter & Plumbing, Inc. v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, Case No. 19STCV36307. The plaintiffs allege that the defendant insurance company’s use of its “tier modifier” system in calculating insurance premiums violated the California Insurance Code and breached the defendant’s insurance policies with the policyholders. In October 2022, the parties settled the claims of this and another parallel action, with the defendant agreeing to pay $65 million into a settlement fund and make significant changes to the tier modifier system. A hearing on final approval of the settlement is currently scheduled for March 2023.