State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company RICO Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Three parties, State Farm, Ed Murnane, and William Shepherd, have agreed to settle a class action claiming they violated Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The complaint says the RICO violations occurred in their attempts to overturn a $1.05 billion judgment in favor of 4.7 million State Farm policyholders in the case Avery v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The complaint claims that the defendants helped a judge win a position on the Illinois Supreme Court and that that judge then voted to overturn the decision in the case. 

Docket Number:


Company: State Farm

Filing Deadline: January 31, 2019

Class Period: July 28, 1987 to February 24, 1998

Objection Deadline: November 17, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: August 14, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: December 13, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

No. Those who received notices and who are not residents of Arkansas or Tennessee do not need to file claims forms at all. If you received a notice, but live in Arkansas or Tennessee, file an Arkansas or Tennessee Claim Form. If you did not receive a notice but believe you are a member of the class, file a regular Claim Form. For details, see https://www.halevstatefarmclassaction.com/Home/Filing.


You may be eligible if you were a member of the certified class in Avery v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The class included all persons in the US except in Arkansas and Tennessee who, between July 28, 1987, and February 24, 1998, (1) were insured by a vehicle casualty insurance policy issued by State Farm, (2) made a claim for repairs under the policy and had non-factory-authorized or non-OEM (original equipment manufacturer) “crash parts” installed in your vehicle or received compensation for the cost of such parts. 

The following people are excluded: (1) persons who lived or garaged their vehicles in Illinois who had Illinois insurance policies that were issued before April 16, 1994, and (2) persons living in California whose policies were issued before September 26, 1996.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal shares of the net settlement fund. The exact amount depends on the number of valid claims made.

Total Settlement Amount: $250,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Barrett Law Group PA
Clifford Law Offices
Hausfeld LLP
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Claim Form: State Farm Mutual RICO Settlement Claim Forms

Case Name: Hale v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Settlement Website: State Farm Mutual RICO Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hale v. State Farm Class Action Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 5053
Portland, OR 97208-5053

Tags: Bribery or Improper Incentives, RICO