Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance Company

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

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

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

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Important News

On September 21, 2020, Class Counsel requested an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses, and for a service award for the class representative. The Court will determine the ultimate awards, which will be paid from the judgment in this matter before it is distributed to class members. If you are a class member, you may comment upon the requests, including filing an objection that the Court will consider. To do so, you must send a letter post-marked no later than October 19, 2020 to:

Vogt v. State Farm
Attention Objections
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The objection must include:

  • Your full name, address, telephone number, and email address (if any);
  • Policy number(s);
  • A written statement of all grounds for your objection accompanied by any legal support for the objection (if any);
  • Copies of any papers, briefs, or other documents upon which the objection is based;
  • The signature of you or your counsel.

On August 24, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its order denying State Farm’s petition for rehearing en banc.

On June 26, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its opinion upholding the judgment and rejecting State Farm’s appeal. The Eighth Circuit also found in Plaintiffs’ favor related to the application of prejudgment interest. State Farm subsequently asked for review by all of the judges on the Eighth Circuit, known as “en banc” review.

On October 12, 2018, the Court entered a modified judgment in favor of Plaintiffs in the amount of $34,322,414.84 to account for those policy holders that timely opted out of the class.

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.

Questions? Read the Notice.