Lawyers of Distinction Member, Richard Barrett of Oxford, Mississippi, as part of the lead counsel trial team, pushed forward a settlement of claims on behalf of a class of State Farm insureds in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against State Farm for $250 million dollars on the eve of opening statements and after a jury had been selected. The original complaint alleged violations stemming from the defendants undisclosed involvement in and support of the 2004 Supreme Court election in the Illinois Fifth District. The defendants settled an amended complaint that also included an claim for unjust enrichment. Great work Mr. Barrett!