NU Online News Service, May 30, 2:13 p.m.EDT

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Kat Von D's next tattoo is not likely to be of State Farm's newlogo.

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The famous tattoo artist and former star of “LA Ink” (whose realname is Katherine Von Drachenberg) is being sued by State Farm.

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The insurer is looking to recover more than $900,000 it paidafter the reality television star's Los Angeles home burned down inNovember 2010.

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According to court documents filed in Los Angeles CountySuperior Court, State Farm is alleging Von Drachenberg negligentlylit multiple candles in the house and left them unattended. Thecandles started the fire.

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“Defendants had a legal and contractual duty to not engage inany activity which would cause damage or peril to the premises orits contents,” says State Farm, adding that Von Drachenberg “failedto use reasonable and ordinary care in the use of burning candleswithin the premises.”

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Von Drachenberg leased the house on Wonderland Avenue from ownerDebra Dresbach, according to the lawsuit. State Farm says thetattooist violated a “duty to use due care” provision in the leaseand also breached the contract when she used it for more than apersonal residence.

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The insurer says Von Drachenberg used the home for commercialpurposes, but it does not elaborate in court papers.

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State Farm hopes to get back about $909,200 it paid for thehouse and its contents. The insurer says its policy with Dresbachalso allows the insurer to seek attorneys' fees and costs relatedto the case.

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