Kat Von D Sparked $1M House Fire, State Farm Claims

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT) -- Tattoo artist and reality TV star Kat Von D negligently started a fire in her Los Angeles home and forced State Farm General Insurance Co. to pay out nearly $1 million in claims, the insurer said Tuesday in a lawsuit in California state court.

The celebrity, whose real name is Katherine Von Drachenberg, sparked the November 2010 fire at her home on Wonderland Avenue by lighting several candles and leaving them unattended, according to the complaint. As a result, State Farm was obligated to pay $909,199.49...
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