Approves September settlement in class action lawsuit against auto insurer.
U.S. District Judge David Herndon gave final approval of the $250 million settlement between plaintiffs and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company that was announced in September. The settlement in Hale et. al. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company et. al. brings to a close the litigation that originally began two decades ago over the insurer’s specification of non-OEM parts on collision repair estimates that then turned into a case on campaign finance for a state Supreme Court Justice. The settlement was announced on the day the case was