The January settlement, which had been hailed by Hood, was later rejected [JURIST report] by US District Judge L.T. Senter on the grounds that the parties had not provided enough information to show that the proposed settlement created a procedure that was reasonable and fair. Senter also expressed concerns about how the settlement would affect homeowners who were not named in the class. MID Commissioner George Dale negotiated expedited settlement payouts [JURIST report] with State Farm in March under the new agreement. AP has more.
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