Case No. 12-0660-DRH
If you were insured by State Farm and had non-OEM crash parts installed on or specified for your vehicle (or received compensation based on the value of those parts) between July 28, 1987 and February 24, 1998, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.
The lawsuit claims that State Farm, Ed Murnane and William Shepherd (the “Defendants”) violated the RICO statute in an attempt to overturn, in the Illinois Supreme Court, a $1.05 billion judgment in favor of approximately 4.7 million State Farm policyholders, which would allow State Farm to avoid paying the amount of the judgment rendered in Plaintiffs' favor in the trial court. The Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing, including specifically that they violated RICO.
The current lawsuit affects those in the United States (except Arkansas and Tennessee) who, between July 28, 1987, and February 24, 1998 (1) were insured by a vehicle casualty insurance policy issued by State Farm and (2) made a claim for vehicle repairs pursuant to their policy and had non-factory-authorized and/or non-OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) ‘crash parts’ installed on or specified for their vehicles or else received monetary compensation determined in relation to the cost of such parts. Those included are “Class Members,” defined more fully on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
This website is provided in advance of a trial scheduled to begin on September 4, 2018. The Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing, and no judge or jury has concluded that the Defendants did anything wrong. For this reason, there is no money available now, and there is no guarantee there ever will be. If you are a Class Member, however, you have a choice to make now:
This website will be updated regularly to add important dates, documents and information as the case progresses. Please refer to this website for additional information as the case goes on.