SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 9, 2009
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|400 East Anderson Lane
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (512) 837-7100
|(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)|
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SECTION 8 OTHER EVENTS
Item 8.01 Other Events.
As reported in its previous filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Citizens, Inc. (Citizens) is a defendant in a lawsuit originally filed on August 6, 1999 in the Texas District Court, Austin, Texas, now styled Citizens Insurance Company of America, Citizens, Inc., and Harold E. Riley v. Fernando Hakim Daccach, in which a class was originally certified by the trial court and affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Third District of Texas. Citizens appealed the grant of class status to the Texas Supreme Court, which on March 2, 2007, reversed the Court of Appeals affirmation of the trial courts class certification order, decertified the class and remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with the Texas Supreme Courts opinion. On November 16, 2009, the trial court conducted further proceedings on the case, in order to determine whether the class should be recertified. On December 9, 2009, the trial court denied the Class Plaintiffs Supplemental Motion for Class Certification. The remaining plaintiffs must now proceed individually, and not as a class, if they intend to pursue their cases against Citizens. Citizens intends to maintain a vigorous defense in any remaining proceedings.
The information in this report is being furnished, not filed, for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K will not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
By: /s/ Rick D. Riley
Date: December 9, 2009