State Farm To Pay $250M To Settle Rigged-Judge Trial

Law360, East St. Louis, Ill. (September 4, 2018, 4:07 PM EDT) -- State Farm agreed Tuesday to pay $250 million to settle a suit alleging it secretly worked to help elect an Illinois high court justice in order to overturn a billion-dollar judgment against it.

The deal, which received preliminary court approval, ends years of litigation on the same day trial was set to begin. (AP)

The deal, which was preliminarily approved by U.S. District Judge David Herndon from the bench in an East St. Louis, Ill., courtroom, ends years of litigation on the same day trial was set to begin.

In a class action brought in 2012, on behalf of millions of...

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