State Farm Faces $8.5B Claim 19 Years After Damage Award
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Planning for the caper involved finding the right man for the mission, organizing front organizations to dole out $3.5 million to ensure the job got done, and then creating a disinformation campaign to disguise their handiwork.
This wasn’t the premise of a spy novel. It’s what policyholders allege a unit of State Farm, the biggest U.S. auto insurer, did to get a friendly judge onto Illinois’s highest court so he could overrule a jury that ordered the company to pay $1 billion in damages.
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