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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Campbell
Citation:538 U.S. 408 (2003)
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One day, while driving with his wife, Mr. Campbell attempted to pass six vans in their own automobile. This resulted in them driving on the wrong side of the road. Another driver, Mr. Ospital had to swerve over the shoulder to avoid hitting the Campbells which resulted in him crashing with another vehicle driven by Mr. Slusher. The Campbells were later sued. The Campbells auto insurer State Farm refused to settle and assured the Campbells that they were not liable and that their assets were safe. However, Mr. Campbell was found to be 100 percent at fault for the accident. The Campbells brought action against State Farm.
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