Attorney's lawsuit against State Farm settles

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Feb 5, 2013

Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Feb. 1 dismissed a lawsuit filed by an attorney against his insurance company for the alleged failure to pay for hail damage to his St. Louis home.

Attorney Michael Reda filed the lawsuit June 25 in Madison County Circuit Court against State Farm Insurance.

Reda is a partner at HeplerBroom.

Reda also named Eberl’s Claim Service Inc., William Joseph Van Vactor Jr. and Van’s Adjusting Inc. as defendants.

Reda on Feb. 1 filed a stipulation for dismissal, stating the claims against the defendants be dismissed with prejudice, pursuant to settlement agreement of the parties, with each party to bear its own costs.

In the lawsuit, Reda demanded $60,000 in damages, plus court costs for roof repair. He argued that a claims adjuster and a roof inspector determined the roof could be repaired rather than replaced.

The suit stated the amount of roof damage established by Van Vactor, John Doe, Eberl’s and State Farm was false.

Martin Morrissey and William Starnes represented the defense.

Troy E. Walton represented Reda.

Madison County Case number 12-L-892

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