The St. Louis-based complex litigation firm Holland Law is pleased to announce that final approval has been granted to a class action settlement involving allegations that AAA backdated certain membership renewals.  Holland Law attorneys Eric Holland and Seth Crompton, along with co-counsel firms, negotiated a settlement in Kowa vs. The Auto Club Group, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  A copy of the settlement agreement is available here.  On April 30, 2014, the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber entered an order 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