Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if during the qualified period described below you were a California resident insured under a State Farm homeowners or commercial insurance policy between December 31, 2004 and the summer of 2014 who made a claim for damage or loss to personal property and accepted payment from State Farm of less than the applicable policy limits, or whose claims are still pending and have not been offered the policy limits.

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Case Name

The Doan, et al. v. State Farm General Insurance Company
Case No. 108-cv-129264
State of California, County of Santa Clara

Case Summary

This is a class action lawsuit that was brought against State Farm in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The case challenged the way that State Farm calculated depreciation on claims for loss or damage to your personal property. It was proven at trial that State Farm violated California law by unfairly calculating depreciation based upon the age alone of a damaged item without considering its condition at the time of loss. This ultimately resulted in over depreciation and inappropriately reduced payouts. Further, the Court held that State Farm violated California law by failing to accurately notify its policyholders in writing of the basis or reasoning for its calculation of depreciation.

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8 responses to “State Farm Personal Property Class Action Settlement ( California Only)”

  1. Elia Godinez says:


    Need further clarification on less than applicable policy limits?

    I filed a claim during the specified time, as I was a victim of a home burglary.

    How can I determine if the payout was less than applicable policy limits?

    ADMIN – Hi Elia,

    Call State Farm, ask them what the limits were and compare it to the amount you received.

  2. REGINA adams says:

    I have SF

    ADMIN – Hi Regina,

    Please refer to the terms of the settlement to see if you qualify.

  3. Timmy Bufford says:

    My mother made a claim and they said her car was worth 2000 but kbb said it was worth 6000

  4. harry Hydreos says:

    I did have state farm insurance, and had some claims?

    ADMIN – Hi Harry,

    If you feel like you are a member of the class consider filing a claim.

  5. Kelly Wheeler says:

    Well, i wish you woulddo this for residents of washington state. We had a big wind storm that knocked over 2 mature pine trees, blew over our 1930s wood shed out building with stairs leading down to the root cellar (beautiful building, with character), everything in it (lawn and garden tools and equipment) and our garden fence, which also destroyed our garden. They didn’t pay us enough. Cost $7000.00 just to get the trees out.

  6. Margaret moreno says:

    My claim was for water damage homeowner and auto what do I need to file for this?

    ADMIN – Hi Margaret,

    First review class eligibility then file a claim using the instructions provided assuming the deadline has not passed .

  7. Carolyn Jette says:

    i have a rug and blinds also on my claim, but State Farm says it doesn’t apply to this law suit..??
    If I showed you a picture of these items–they used for a replacement you would puke!!

    ADMIN – Hi Carolyn,

    Probably. I do have a weak stomach.

  8. A Del Prete says:

    I submitted my information 10/01/2018 online and was given an I’d # and control # , however State farm is stating that I did not submit my info by 10/01/2018. They must be mistaken. Please advise.
    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi A Del Prete, Sorry to hear that. However, since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

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