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Pedestrian claims insurer breached duty

By The Madison County Record | Jun 21, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of duty.

Steven Anton filed a complaint on June 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, alleging that the insurance company has not attempted in good faith to effectuate a prompt, fair and equitable settlement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 8, he was walking across South Morrison Avenue in order to get to his vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot when he was struck by Kaley Maxine Humphrey's vehicle, causing him to sustain serious personal injuries, resulting in pain and suffering and medical-related expenses. The plaintiff holds State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and refused to pay the amount due to him under the policy.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000, plus attorneys' fees and costs. He is represented by Mark C. Scoggins, Anthony P. Gilbreth and Clay B. St. Clair of Crowder & Scoggins Ltd. in Columbia.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L822

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