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Illinois Supreme Court Overturns ‘Avery vs State Farm’ Crash Parts Lawsuit

After almost three years of deliberation, the Illinois Supreme Court yesterday overturned the billion-dollar Avery vs State Farm lawsuit, which alleged that the nation’s largest insurance company had deceived policyholders by specifying the use of non-OEM parts for collision repairs and had failed to perform its obligations under the contract and breached its contract with the plaintiff class. The Supreme Court of Illinois, however, ruled that the Williamson County Circuit Court erred in certifying a nationwide class in the Avery case because of differing language in different policies.

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by Georgina Carson Posted August 19, 2005, 9 a.m. EST

Springfield, IL — After almost three years of deliberation, the Illinois Supreme Court yesterday overturned the billion-dollar Avery vs State Farm lawsuit, which alleged that the nation’s largest insurance company had deceived policyholders by specifying the use of non-OEM parts for collision repairs and had failed to perform its obligations under the contract and breached its contract with the plaintiff class. The Supreme Court of Illinois, however, ruled that the Williamson County Circuit Court erred in certifying a nationwide class in the Avery case because of differing language in different policies.

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