Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance Company

United States District Court
for the Western District of Missouri

Case No. 2:16-cv-04170-NKL

If You Own or Owned a State Farm Life Insurance Policy issued in Missouri on Form 94030, a Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights

Important News

On June 6, 2018, the jury returned a verdict and the Court entered judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs on their breach of contract and conversion claims against State Farm and found damages in the amount of $34,333,495.81. State Farm has announced that it intends to appeal the judgment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. State Farm will likely file its appeal in late 2018 or early 2019. It is difficult to predict when the Eighth Circuit might decide the appeal, however, the Eighth Circuit is highly unlikely to issue its decision before late 2019.

As a reminder, significant rulings in this case will be posted to this website. Please check back periodically for updates.

A former State Farm Form 94030 policy owner, Michael Vogt, sued State Farm over cost of insurance charges deducted from policy owners’ account values.

The Court has allowed the lawsuit to proceed as a class action on behalf of all current and former Missouri 94030 policy owners, subject to certain exclusions.

The Court has not decided whether State Farm did anything wrong. There is no money available now and no certainty there will be. However, your legal rights are affected and you have a choice to make now:



Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights.

By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement in this case. But you give up any right to sue State Farm separately on any claim that is or could have been included in in this lawsuit.


Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep your rights.

If you ask to be excluded from the lawsuit and money or benefits are later awarded, you won’t share in those. But you keep any right to sue State Farm separately on the claims in this lawsuit.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.

Claims against State Farm must be proven. If money or other benefits are obtained from State Farm, you will be notified about how those benefits will be distributed to you.

Questions? Read the Notice.

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