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State Farm Is There - 10 Years Late(r)

March 26, 2007

Purchase a car insurance policy and you're covered when the unthinkable happens. At least that's what you expect, but it took a decade of legal wrangling to get a Colorado case paid up. This month, a Denver jury ordered State Farm Insurance to pay over a million dollars to the estate of a man killed in a 1997 auto accident in San Luis, Colorado. Attorney Michael Rosenberg says the original insurance policy provided one-tenth of that in coverage, which is a payout State Farm chose to fight for various reasons.

"One person died and one person was horribly injured. It should have never gotten to where it got. This thing should have been resolved before lawsuits were ever filed."

State Farm argued that it should not be forced to pay more than the original policy and more than its client's estate could have paid on its own. However, the most recent decision upholds a previous judgment for a smaller amount, which they also fought. The new award adds compounded interest as required by Colorado law.

"The law is very clear that just because the estate doesn't have the money does not mean that they, State Farm, get a free pass, and that's really what they were asking for."

Eric Mack, Public News Service - CO