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Farmers Insurance Agrees To Settle California Class Action

John O’Dell of the Los Angeles Times reports that Farmers Insurance has settled a class action lawsuit filed in Southern California that alleged the company required the use of substandard metal replacement parts to repair vehicles damaged in a crash. The settlement reportedly requires Farmers Insurance to pay class members between $20 and $40 for each substandard part used in a vehicle repair, together with $17 million in legal fees.

Mr. O’Dell’s article, entitled “Farmers Insurance To Settle Suit Over Repairs,” may be found in the Business section of the December 16, 2006, edition of the Los Angeles Times.