Illinois RICO Case Against State Farm Set for Trial

Illinois Federal Court is set to hear a class action lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm. The suit, Hale, et al. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., et al., originally filed in 2012, the insurer faces charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) that it secretly backed a judge's campaign for Illinois Supreme Court in order to mitigate a $1 billion judgment against the company in the case of Avery v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

The website for the Hale class action, http://www.halevstatefarmclassaction.com, states that the trial was set to begin on September 4th.