Shannen Doherty wins $6.3 million in State Farm suit after home damaged in California wildfire

A Los Angeles jury awarded $6.3 million to actor Shannen Doherty on Monday in a lawsuit alleging that State Farm failed to pay sufficiently for damage to her house in a 2018 California wildfire.

The jury found that the insurance giant’s failure to pay policy benefits for Doherty’s Malibu home was “unreasonable and without proper cause.” The verdict covers damages to Doherty’s house and property, emotional distress, and attorney’s fees.

“We thank the members of the jury for their thoughtful consideration of Shannen’s case,” Doherty’s attorney Devin McRae said in a statement. “This should send a message to State Farm and other institutions that they should not forget they are dealing with human beings.”

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