Who is a Class Member
The State Farm Non-OEM Crash Parts class action settlement includes “all persons in the United States, except those residing in Arkansas and Tennessee, who, in between July 28, 1987, and February 24, 1998, (1) were insured by a vehicle casualty insurance policy issued by Defendant State Farm and (2) made a claim for vehicle repairs pursuant to their policy and had non-factory authorized and/or non-OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) “crash parts” installed on or specified for their vehicles or else received monetary compensation determined in relation to the cost of such parts.”
Crash parts include:
|Luggage lid panels||Quarter panels|
|Rear outer panels||Front-end panels|
|Header panels||Filler panels|
|Door shells||Pickup truck beds, box sides, and tail gates|
|Radiator/grill support panels||Grilles|
|Head lamp mounting panels/brackets/housings/lenses||Tail lamp mounting panels/brackets/housings/lenses|
|Cutter body mouldings||Door body side moulding|
|Front wheel opening mouldings||Side mouldings|
|Front and rear fascias||Outer panel mounting brackets, supports, and surrounds|
|Bumpers (excluding chrome bumpers)||Bumper covers/face bars|
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
Your exact payout will depend on how many valid and timely Claim Forms are submitted.
Proof of Purchase
- Class Members who did not receive a postcard notice will need to provide information about claims made on their vehicles between July 28, 1987 and February 24,1998.
If you received a notice by postcard or email, and your address is not in Arkansas or Tennessee, you do not need to file a Claim Form.
If you were not sent notice by postcard or by email, or if your address is in Arkansas or Tennessee, but believe you are a member of the Class, then in order to receive a payment you must complete and submit a valid Claim Form.
State Farm Non-OEM Crash Parts Settlement Notes
- Hale v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
- Case No.12-cv-00660-DRH
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Plaintiff Mark Hale initiated this class action lawsuit alleging State Farm violated RICO and perpetrated a scheme specifically designed to evade payment of a $1.05 billion judgement (Avery et al v. State Farm) in favor of approximately 4.7 million State Farm policyholders.
Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that State Farm conspired to elect Judge Llpyd Karmeier and hid their efforts to do so from the Illinois Supreme Court. State Farm reportedly backed Karmeier, playing a huge part in his campaign by contributing over $4 million to his campaign. The Avery plaintiffs then lost their appeal following Karmeier’s election. The plaintiffs argue that Karmeier should have been prevented from or recused himself from hearing the appeal because of bias.
(Note: Judge Karmeier denies any bias in his State Farm ruling and was not a defendant in the Hale case).
State Farm maintains that it would have won at trial but agreed to settle anyway. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the State Farm Non-OEM Crash Parts settlement website.
- 1/31/19: Claim Form Deadline
- 11/17/18: Objection Deadline
- 12/13/18: Final Hearing at 9:00 am CST* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.HalevStateFarmClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Hale v. State Farm Class Action Administrator, c/o Epiq, P.O. Box 5053, Portland, OR 97208-5053
- Phone: 1-844-420-6491
- Leiff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
- Barrett Law Group PA
- Hausfeld LLP
- Clifford Law Offices
- Much Shelist PC
- Thrash Law Firm PA
- Law Offices of Gordon Ball
- Pendley Baudin & Coffin LLP
- Erwin Chemerinksy Esq.