BREAKING: State Farm To Pay $250M To Settle Rigged Judge Trial

By:  Diane Benjamin

You can’t read the whole article without paying, I’m sure another source will pick it up soon:    https://www.law360.com/publicpolicy/articles/1079406?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=section

Law360, East St. Louis, Ill. (September 4, 2018, 4:07 PM EDT) — State Farm on Tuesday agreed 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 was preliminary by U.S. District Judge David Herndon from the bench, ends some 20 years of litigation on the same day trial was set to begin….

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6 thoughts on “BREAKING: State Farm To Pay $250M To Settle Rigged Judge Trial

  1. And to think, they were probably planning to invest that $250 million in the revitalization of Bloomington-Normal. Hahaha! For SF, this is a plum deal. The plaintiffs were seeking a cool $8.5 billion. Will the BN lefty anti-1%ers be protesting this “evil corporation”?

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  2. 1. It will be appealed and I doubt the full $250 million will be paid out.
    2. SF, like other corporations, have insurance for this, so it won’t come out of operating funds.

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  3. The sad part is that there are folks who have gotten fired from SF for far less infractions! Not to mention all the folks who just lost their jobs because SF has a spending problem.

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