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State Farm Must Face RICO Claims Over Campaign Funding

Law360 (February 9, 2018, 4:45 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has refused to drop a class action alleging State Farm secretly funneled millions to a judge’s election campaign with hopes that he’d overturn a state court’s $1.05 billion judgment against it, rejecting the insurer’s argument that the racketeering claims are an attempt to relitigate the state court case.

U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon said in his opinion Tuesday that the case at hand, which accuses State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. of quietly recruiting and funding Judge Lloyd Karmeier to run...
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Case Information

Case Title

Hale et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company et al

Case Number



Illinois Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


David R. Herndon

Date Filed

May 24, 2012

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