Welcome to the Information Website for the Hale v. State Farm Settlement

Update: Checks to eligible Class Members were mailed out between October 21, 2019, and November 1, 2019. Checks may take up to two weeks to be delivered. If you elected to receive an award via PayPal, then your award will be in your account by early December. If you elected to receive an award via Zelle, then your award will be in your account by mid-December.

Awards are being provided to Class Members who were insured by State Farm and had non-OEM crash parts installed on or specified for their vehicles (or received compensation based on the value of those parts) between July 28, 1987, and February 24, 1998.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit claiming that State Farm, Ed Murnane, and William Shepherd (the “Defendants”) violated the law in an attempt to overturn, in the Illinois Supreme Court, a $1.05 billion judgment in favor of approximately 4.7 million State Farm policyholders, which would allow State Farm to avoid paying the amount of the judgment rendered in plaintiffs' favor in the trial court. The Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing, and the Court has not decided who is right.

If you received a postcard notice or a notice in your email, you do not need to take any action to receive a payment (unless you have an Arkansas or Tennessee address). Once the Court approves the Settlement, you will automatically be sent a check in the mail. Those who were not sent notice, or who currently have Arkansas or Tennessee addresses, but believe they are members of the Class, had the option to file a claim online or by mail. The claim filing deadline has now passed.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.

Class Members' Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
Receive an Automatic Payment

If you were sent notice of the Settlement in the mail or by email, you will receive a payment automatically (unless you have an Arkansas or Tennessee address). If you were not sent notice of the Settlement and do nothing, you will receive nothing from the Settlement.

Submit a Claim Form

If you were not sent notice of the Settlement, or if you have an Arkansas or Tennessee address, but believe you are a member of the Class, you had the option to submit a Claim Form online or by mail.


Write to the Court to Object to the Settlement or the Request for Attorneys’ Fees, Expenses, and Service Awards.

Go to a Hearing

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.

The Court in charge of this lawsuit still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, payments will be distributed. Please be patient.