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May 14, 1990 | From United Press International
Insurance Firm Sued Over Shooting: State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday for breach of contract by the wife and sister of a man who went on a shooting spree in September, 1988, allegedly firing more than 100 rounds. The suit, brought by Rosemary Gendreau-Wise, wife of the late John Southey Wise Jr., and her sister, Michele Gendreau, says they had homeowners insurance with State Farm.
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December 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. asked a federal appeals court in New Orleans to throw out a $1-million punitive damage award to a Mississippi couple who sued the insurer for refusing to cover Hurricane Katrina damage to their home. A three-judge panel from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers on both sides of the case, which was the first among hundreds of Katrina insurance lawsuits to be tried by a jury in Mississippi.
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January 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state appellate court in San Francisco ruled that a California law requiring insurers to offer earthquake insurance with their homeowners policies does not prohibit insurers from refusing to carry a homeowner altogether, if he or she insists on buying earthquake coverage. Two Marin County homeowners had sued State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. because it refused to sell them earthquake insurance and canceled their entire policy when they demanded it.
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January 15, 1998 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Abdurahman Baharun, opening his own business was worth all the days he spent hustling as a valet parking attendant, all the 18-hour days he spent behind the wheel of a cab. He had immigrated from Ethiopia in 1980 after a harrowing escape from the country's new communist regime. And like untold thousands of immigrants before him, he came with a dream. His was to own a dry cleaners. After a decade of saving, he opened System Cleaners on Crenshaw Boulevard in 1990.
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December 14, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Farm Adds $1.3 Billion to Loss Estimate: State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. added the $1.3 billion to its already huge loss estimates from Hurricane Andrew, bringing the company's estimated loss for the storm to $3.4 billion. State Farm was the second insurer last week to increase dramatically its loss estimates from the nation's most costly catastrophe on record. Allstate raised its estimate on Thursday to $2.5 billion from $1.73 billion.
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December 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. asked a federal appeals court in New Orleans to throw out a $1-million punitive damage award to a Mississippi couple who sued the insurer for refusing to cover Hurricane Katrina damage to their home. A three-judge panel from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers on both sides of the case, which was the first among hundreds of Katrina insurance lawsuits to be tried by a jury in Mississippi.
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June 25, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Agoura Hills couple whose home was condemned after a mudslide last winter has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., alleging that the firm failed to make good on an "all-risk" policy and deliberately mislead them about the scope of its coverage. Three more lawsuits filed this week on behalf of homeowners in Pacific Palisades and Malibu claim that State Farm changed its policies in 1983 without explanation to end its obligation to pay for damages caused by third parties.
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March 30, 1990 | TED JOHNSON
The state Supreme Court on Thursday denied a hearing to a La Palma couple seeking insurance coverage for damage to the foundation of their home. Steven and Francine Brodkin sought the high court hearing after the state's 4th District Court of Appeal ruled in January that their State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. policy did not cover the damage. The Brodkins contended that cracks in the floor and in the foundation of their house were due to corrosive material in the soil.
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January 20, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state Court of Appeal has ruled that soil corrosion that caused foundation damage to a La Palma couple's home is not covered by property insurance, a decision that could affect almost 200 similar cases filed by Southern California homeowners. Steven and Francine Brodkin filed their suit after the State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. denied their claim for damages to their home in 1985.
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May 7, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Sherman Oaks couple have filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., accusing it of forging signatures on insurance forms and destroying documents to avoid paying claims from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Two former State Farm employees have given sworn testimony supporting the accusations, and say such practices are common at the company, according to court documents.
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May 7, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Sherman Oaks couple have filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., accusing it of forging signatures on insurance forms and destroying documents to avoid paying claims from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Two former State Farm employees have given sworn testimony supporting the accusations, and say such practices are common at the company, according to court documents.
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May 7, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. for allegedly forging signatures on insurance forms and destroying documents to avoid paying claims from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Two former State Farm employee have given sworn testimony supporting the accusations, and claim such practices are common at the company, according to court documents.
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April 26, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Farm Units Downgraded: Ratings firm A.M. Best Co. has cut its grade on two State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. subsidiaries because of high exposure to losses. State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. and State Farm General Insurance Co. were downgraded from A++, the highest ranking, to A+. Lower ratings can hurt an insurer's ability to sell policies. A.M. Best affirmed the A++ rating on parent company State Farm Mutual Automobile of Bloomington, Ill., the largest U.S.
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June 25, 1993 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Agoura Hills couple whose home was condemned after a mudslide last winter has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., alleging the firm failed to make good on an "all-risk" policy and deliberately misled them about the scope of its coverage. Three more lawsuits filed this week on behalf of homeowners in Pacific Palisades and Malibu claim that State Farm changed its policies in 1983 without explanation to end its obligation to pay for damages caused by third parties.
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June 25, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Agoura Hills couple whose home was condemned after a mudslide last winter has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., alleging that the firm failed to make good on an "all-risk" policy and deliberately mislead them about the scope of its coverage. Three more lawsuits filed this week on behalf of homeowners in Pacific Palisades and Malibu claim that State Farm changed its policies in 1983 without explanation to end its obligation to pay for damages caused by third parties.
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February 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Farm Insurance is asking to join a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against a network of Southern California attorneys accused of bilking insurance companies. The Illinois-based company is seeking to collect about $8.1 million from "the Alliance." State Farm on Friday filed legal papers in a bid to join an existing $30-million suit against the Alliance, which was filed in federal court in San Diego by the Fireman's Fund and Allstate Insurance companies.
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June 25, 1993 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Agoura Hills couple whose home was condemned after a mudslide last winter has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., alleging the firm failed to make good on an "all-risk" policy and deliberately misled them about the scope of its coverage. Three more lawsuits filed this week on behalf of homeowners in Pacific Palisades and Malibu claim that State Farm changed its policies in 1983 without explanation to end its obligation to pay for damages caused by third parties.
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