State Farm Insurance Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

  • Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois07/01/2002
    Counsel: Anthony M. Pinto
    Client: Defendant Automobile Manufacturer
    Outcome: Defense Verdict


Elizabeth Stapay was driving her family’s vehicle when an engine compartment fire caused the vehicle to be assessed at a total loss.

State Farm alleged that the power distribution box in the vehicle was defective and caused the fire.

The defense contested that the power distribution box was defective and contended that the fire was a result of damage to the cooling fan, which occurred in a previous accident.

A verdict was rendered in favor of the defense.