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State Farm auto-parts trial documents 5

Editor's note: The following memos are verbatim copies of State Farm's internal documents that were entered as evidence in the auto-parts class action lawsuit in Marion, Ill. On Oct. 4, a jury found State Farm guilty of breaching its contract with its policyholders and awarded $456 million to the plaintiffs. On Oct. 8, Judge John Speroni ordered State Farm to pay an additional $730 million in damages.

To: Vince [last name unreadable]
Property Claim Consultant
Auto General Claims
Corporate Headquarters

From: Stephen Booth
Reinspection Superintendent
Westlake Regional Office

Date: June 6, 1994

Re: CAPA/CTOM

Vince,

The attached news brief from CAPA says 7 aftermarket manufacturers have received CAPAs "Top Quality Manufacturer" award, and a CAPA flag now flys over each factory. One of the qualifications listed for this award is, "having no decertified parts". Yet, every part decertified in the month of August 1993 was manufactured by three manufactures receiving the award; Tong Yang, Conjoin, and Yung Shine. I have personally contributed to the decertification of a part manufactured by Gordon. Thats 4 out of 7 that I am aware of who do not qualify. Should we look into this.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Steve.

Attachments: CAPA Decertification Reports.

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