MARSHALL — State Farm is suing two Texas customers, alleging breach of contract and liability.
State Farm Lloyds filed a lawsuit March 25 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against
Austin Toney of Longview and McCall Sellers of Mesquite,
alleging they do not meet the definition "insured" according to State Farm policy.
According to the complaint, on July 26, 2014, State Farm was obligated to pay insurance benefits regarding an auto accident that involved a car driven by Toney. The plaintiff alleges the defendants had one of their guest suffer injuries but their claim does not meet the proper definition according to State Farm policy.
State Farrm Lloyds seeks a trial by jury and declaration the plaintiff does not have any duty to indemnify the defendants, plus any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Julia Dobbins of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP in Fort Worth.
Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 2:16-cv-00269