The St. Louis-based complex litigation firm Holland Groves is pleased to announce that preliminary approval has been granted to a class action settlement involving allegations that AAA backdated certain membership renewals.  Holland Groves attorneys Eric Holland and Seth Crompton, along with co-counsel firms, negotiated a settlement of the lawsuit, Kowa vs. The Auto Club Group, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  On November 13, 2013, the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber entered an order preliminarily approving the settlement which provides for a variety of benefits for class members including an additional month of membership for current members following their next renewal, an additional month of membership for past members who re-enroll, including a waiver of the new membership fee at the time of re-enrollment, and requiring AAA to amend the disclosures in their handbook as it pertains to renewal of memberships.  Pursuant to the settlement, additional information can be obtained on the dedicated settlement website at  


Holland Groves, a nationally recognized complex litigation firm, has resolved class action matters on behalf of customers and clients of banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and investment entities who have been financially harmed as a result of alleged corporate misconduct, improper fees, and fraud.  The firm has settled financial and insurance cases ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars, serving in a variety of leadership positions from lead counsel to plaintiffs’ steering committee. 


For additional information about the Holland Groves complex litigation practice or the settlement described above, please contact the firm at or 314-241-8111.


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