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

If you were insured by State Farm and had non-OEM crash parts installed on or specified for your vehicle (or received compensation based on the value of those parts) between July 28, 1987, and February 24, 1998, you could get money from a class action settlement.

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, may file a claim here or by mail.

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 may submit a Claim Form. Claim Forms can be submitted online here or by mail.

Object

Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.

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.