State Farm Gets Slapped for Bad Behavior in Litigation

We recently posted an article that said “State Farm is the poster child for what’s wrong with the system.”  A court in Oklahoma dealt a blow to State Farm and their attorneys.  The court issued an Order Sustaining Plaintiff’s Motion for Contempt and Sanctions.  The Court found that “the conduct displayed by State Farm and its counsel to be obstructive, contemptuous, and in bad faith.”

The Court Order goes on to state:

“Defendant, State Farm, and its counsel repeatedly and in bad faith engaged in litigation misconduct during the following court ordered depositions: Susan Hood I; Susan Hood II; Michael Carroll; Daniel Carrigan; Deborah Traskell; and Jack North. At the time of these depositions, State Farm had the right to control and is therefore responsible for the actions and positions taken by its witnesses and selected counsel who are attorneys retained on a regular basis by State Farm. Plaintiffs are awarded their expenses, costs and attorneys’ fees incurred for each of the aforementioned depositions so as to sanction State Farm for its obstructionist behavior and to deter future abuses.”

“State Farm’s counsel is prohibited from making any suggestive or obstructive speaking objections during all future depositions. Any objection made shall be limited to stating objection to the form.”

Jones, David – Oklahoma order sustaining motion for contempt – PDF

For additional examples of State Farm’s bad behavior in litigation, check out these links. You will notice an attorney for State Farm who is common to all of these items. His name is David Jones with the Jones Kurth law firm in San Antonio, Texas.

Humphreys law firm letter to David Jones pdf

Mcintosh v State Farm plaintiffs evidence out of state conduct May 2008 pdf

Manokoune vs State Farm pdf

TRUTH OUT Sharon Kramer Letter To Andrew Saxon MOLD ISSUE

Regents of the University of California acknowledge imprimatur on 2003 US Chamber of Commerce medico-legal publication

New Action Committee – ACHEMMIC- Urges Transparency in EPA Policy Over Mold & Microbial Contaminants

Truth About Mold – the most up to date, accurate, and reliable information on Toxic Mold

FEMA Using US Chamber Fraud in Katrina Trailer Litigation; EPA, GAO & Both Isle$ of Congre$$ Turn Blind Eye$

Sociological Issues Relating to Mold: The Mold Wars

Certain Corporate and Government Interests Have Spent Huge Sums of Money and Resources DENYING THE TRUTH about the HEALTH EFFECTS of TOXIC MOLD

Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry

“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer

Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins

Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in

Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments managed by Riverstone Residential

Riverstone Residential Litigation

Mold Inspection Reports

Photos of Mold in Apartment

Attorney Malpractice

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