$250M State Farm Deal OK'd Amid Objector's Threat To Appeal

Law360 (December 13, 2018, 5:09 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge gave the final go-ahead Thursday to a $250 million settlement in a class action accusing State Farm of using campaign donations to buy an Illinois Supreme Court justice’s vote, but an objector to the deal has said she will likely appeal.

At a hearing in Illinois federal court, U.S. District Judge David Herndon granted final approval to the settlement and OK'd approximately $90 million in fees and expenses for the ten firms and attorneys that represented the class of nearly 5 million State Farm policyholders.

The ruling comes after 20 years of litigation between the class and...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!