Steinberg v. Nationwide (E.D.N.Y.) Brought on behalf of purchasers of Nationwide automobile insurance who suffered covered losses to these automobiles that resulted in payment that included an adjustment to the amount paid based on a "betterment" charge by the repair shop. Final approval by the court was given on May 11 of a settlement entered into November 2008. Relief includes cash payments to class members and improvements to Nationwide's policy language. Disbursement of the settlement proceeds will begin soon.