Shannen Doherty has prevailed in the lawsuit against her insurance company, which she claimed didn’t want shell out money to build her a new home after a wildfire … but it looks like they’ll have to pay up now.
The ‘90210’ actress just won her civil lawsuit against State Farm, which she filed last year … saying the insurance giant refused to pay out enough money under her policy to restore her Malibu home from the ground up after it was damaged in the wildfires.
State Farm said her home had only suffered from residual smoke and simply needed a cleaning — but Shannon begged to differ … and after a trial, a jury agreed with her.
As for damages, her attorney, Devin McRae, tells us he’ll be filing a proposed judgment in the amount of around $6.3 million … covering everything from the house rebuild itself to personal belongings she lost, as well as emotional distress and attorneys fees.
It’s been a rancorous battle … with mud-slinging back and forth, but especially toward Shannen, who said State Farm was trying to shame her for smoking in the past — something she says she stopped after her cancer diagnosis.
That’s another pivotal fact that was at the forefront of this lawsuit — State Farm alleged SD was trying to gain sympathy points with the court (and the media) by playing up her stage 4 breast cancer, which was revealed publicly amid all this legal back and forth.