A federal jury in Los Angeles awarded $6.3 million to actor Shannen Doherty on Monday in a lawsuit alleging that State Farm did not pay sufficiently for injury to her home in a 2018 California wildfire.
The jury discovered that the insurance coverage large’s failure to pay coverage advantages for Doherty’s Malibu residence had been “unreasonable and without proper cause.”
The verdict covers damages to Doherty’s home and property, emotional misery and lawyer’s charges.
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“We thank the members of the jury for their thoughtful consideration of Shannen’s case,” Doherty’s lawyer Devin McRae mentioned in a press release. “We are happy they saw the case the way we do. This should send a message to State Farm and other institutions that they should not forget they are dealing with human beings.”
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Doherty, the 50-year-old former star of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Charmed” and “Heathers” revealed in February 2020 that the breast most cancers she had been identified with in 2015 had recurred and progressed to stage 4.
Her attorneys mentioned in court docket paperwork that “instead of living out her remaining years peacefully in her home, Ms. Doherty remains displaced and battling with her insurance company.”
In its personal assertion Monday, State Farm mentioned, “We empathize with Ms. Doherty’s health and wish her the best. We are disappointed by the jury’s decision and respectfully disagree with it. We will explore all available legal options, including appealing the verdict.”
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