Judge delays approval of Nationwide settlement

August 14, 1998
Two people raised issues yesterday in a Lucas County Common Pleas Court fairness hearing, which delayed court approval of a proposed settlement in a lawsuit against Nationwide Insurance.
      Albert Lloyd told Judge Frederick McDonald that he objected to the agreement because it includes only owner-occupants and that he had to buy insurance on a property on West Bancroft Street, although he lives elsewhere.
     C. Thomas McCarter, a lawyer, told Judge McDonald that a woman had contacted him last week. Although he doesn't officially represent her, he said he wanted to make an appearance to preserve her right to object in the future if it seems appropriate.