A federal jury in Los Angeles awarded $6.3 million to actor Shannen Doherty on Monday in a lawsuit alleging that State Farm didn’t pay sufficiently for harm 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 dwelling have been “unreasonable and with out correct trigger.”
The decision covers damages to Doherty’s home and property, emotional misery and legal professional’s charges.
“We thank the members of the jury for his or her considerate consideration of Shannen’s case,” Doherty’s legal professional Devin McRae mentioned in an announcement. “We’re completely satisfied they noticed the case the best way we do. This could ship a message to State Farm and different establishments that they need to not overlook they’re coping with human beings.”
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 recognized with in 2015 had recurred and progressed to stage 4.
Her attorneys mentioned in courtroom paperwork that “as an alternative of residing out her remaining years peacefully in her dwelling, Ms. Doherty stays displaced and battling along with her insurance coverage firm.”
In its personal assertion Monday, State Farm mentioned, “We empathize with Ms. Doherty’s well being and want her the most effective. We’re disenchanted by the jury’s choice and respectfully disagree with it. We’ll discover all out there authorized choices, together with interesting the decision.”