Krevolin & Horst LLC and SMITH LLC Announce Putative Class Action Litigation Against Insurers of Leased Automobiles


ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a putative class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Court has recognized that a person who leases a vehicle has the legal right in certain circumstances to seek compensation on behalf of the lease company for loss in value to the vehicle that results from an accident.

The case is Majesko v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., et al., 1:16-cv-222-MHC (N.D. Ga.).

The complaint alleges that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Nationwide Affinity Insurance Company of America (“Nationwide”) regularly refused to pay for the diminished value to leased vehicles when they suffered a covered loss under lessee’s insurance policy issued in the State of Georgia. The complaint also alleges that Nationwide’s policy violates Georgia law. Similar policies by other insurers may entitle policyholders to seek recovery in a separate case.

If you made a first-party claim for loss to a leased vehicle covered by a Georgia insurance policy and were not compensated for the diminished value of the vehicle, you may have a claim against your insurer.

You may be able to engage Krevolin & Horst and SMITH, or other counsel of your choice, to evaluate possible claims you may have against your insurer. Krevolin & Horst is a business boutique firm that handles high-stakes litigation, including Qui Tam/False Claims Act/Whistleblower claims and class actions. SMITH has handled large, sophisticated commercial litigation for years and maintains its primary office in Atlanta.

If you would like to discuss the pending litigation, or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact attorneys Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. at 404-888-9611 or John Da Grosa Smith at 404-605-9680. You can also visit our firms’ websites at or

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