Shannen Doherty Wins $6.3 Million From State Farm Over Fire Claim Dispute
Shannen Doherty has won in her lawsuit against State Farm after her house was damaged in California’s Woolsey Fire in 2018. After the insurance company refused to pay for repairs, Doherty pressed charges in court leading to a lengthy legal battle.
During the case, State Farm accused Doherty of “garnering sympathy” by sharing her battle with stage 4 breast cancer in 2020. Although Doherty had previously announced that her cancer was in remission, it seemed to have reared its head again. She had been living privately with the diagnosis for a year before sharing it to the public to get ahead of the news – as it would have been revealed in the State Farm case.
“We thank the members of the jury for their thoughtful consideration of Shannen’s case,” her attorney Devin McRae said. “We are happy they saw the case the way we do. this should send a message to institutions that they should not forget they are dealing with human beings.”
The resulting $6,346,000 awarded to Doherty will go towards repairing her home, personal property, mental health care and attorney costs.
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