Avery v. State Farm Mut. Automobile Ins. Co.
- Case Date: 4/29/2001
- Project Name: Class Action Reform
On August 18, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned an unprecedented $1.05 billion class action judgment entered against State Farm Automobile Insurance Company. In a 114-page decision, the Court unanimously ruled that it was wrong for the case to be certified as a nationwide class action on behalf of auto insurance policy holders, and that in any event, the plaintiffs failed to establish breach of contract damages or consumer fraud. WLF had filed three briefs in the case during various stages of the litigation over the last several years. In addition to the brief filed in the Illinois Supreme Court, WLF filed at the trial level and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
More Information and Downloads:
11/6/2002: Download the Brief
Litigation Update: Illinois Supreme Court Reverses Billion Dollar Class Action Award