$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...

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