State Farm Loses Experts In Suit Alleging Plot To Elect Judge

Law360 (August 22, 2018, 9:53 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge Tuesday blocked State Farm from presenting testimony from several experts, including a former state appellate judge, as it defends against a class action accusing it of orchestrating a scheme to elect an Illinois Supreme Court justice to help overturn a $1.05 billion judgment.

In a barrage of rulings issued before the case goes to trial in early September, U.S. District Judge David Herndon granted the class' motion to exclude the expert opinion of Justice Sheila O'Brien and other experts for State Farm in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit.

State Farm is fighting a class...

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