State Farm Sued Over In-House Counsel For Policyholders

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 8:45 PM EST) -- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. on Monday removed to Indiana federal court a proposed class action accusing the insurer of failing to inform its liability policyholders that the insurer may use in-house counsel, rather than outside attorneys, to defend them in third-party litigation.

The suit was first brought in Indiana state court in October by policyholder Cindy Golden. Golden claims that State Farm never informed her that she would be represented by the insurer's in-house counsel, rather than an outside attorney, in the event of...
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