State Farm Lawsuit Settled for $250M
October 2, 2018—A $250 million settlement has been reached in the previously certified class action lawsuit, Hale v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.
The class action suit includes individuals in the United States (except Arkansas and Tennessee) who, between July 28, 1987, and February 24, 1998, were insured by a vehicle casualty insurance policy issued by State Farm and made a claim for vehicle repairs pursuant to their policy and had non-OEM 'crash parts' installed on or specified for their vehicles or else received monetary compensation determined in relation to the cost of such parts.
The defendants have agreed to establish a settlement fund of $250 million. Class members who received notice in the mail or via email do not need to take any action to receive a payment (unless they have an Arkansas or Tennessee address). Those who were not sent notice, but believe they are included in the "class," should visit www.HalevStateFarmClassAction.com and file an online claim, by Jan. 31.
The Court will hold a hearing Dec.13 to consider whether to finally approve the settlement and a request for attorneys' fees of up to one-third of the settlement amount, reimbursement of reasonable expenses, and service awards of $25,000 to each of the three class representatives.