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The Illinois Supreme Court decision overturning a class action lawsuit against State Farm and a $1.1 billion damage award points out defects in the law governing class actions, insurance industry groups said.

A spokesman for State Farm said the company was “very pleased that the Illinois Supreme Court found that State Farm’s actions were correct” in the case of Avery v. State Farm, in which policyholders sued the insurer for using aftermarket parts for collision repairs, claiming they were substandard and unsafe.

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