High Court Nixes Lawyer's Appeal Against State Farm

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 12:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a $4.2 million verdict handed down against a lawyer and a former State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. claims representative who were accused of colluding to bilk the insurance company of millions of dollars by making “excessive payments” to the lawyer and his clients.

On Monday, the high court refused to grant attorney and psychiatrist Mark Silverman's petition for writ of certiorari, letting stand the massive damages award against him and former State Farm employee...
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