October 5th, 2021

The Associated Press, TMZ, RadarOnline

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Early Sullivan Secures Major Victory for Shannen Doherty in Woolsey Fire Case

Early Sullivan scored a major victory for client Shannen Doherty in a lawsuit filed against State Farm insurance company, which refused to pay for repairs, following the 2018 Woolsey fire, under a policy on Ms. Doherty’s Malibu home. After an intense legal battle during which Doherty revealed that she had stage 4 terminal cancer, a federal jury in Los Angeles awarded Doherty $6.3 million to cover damages to her home and personal property, emotional distress, and attorneys’ fees. Lead trial counsel Devin McRae and partners Peter Scott and Lisa Boswell tried the case, with support from associate Cory Ray.

After the trial, Devin commented: “We thank the members of the jury for their thoughtful consideration of Shannen’s case.” He continued, “We are happy they saw the case the way we do. This should send a message to State Farm and other institutions that they should not forget they are dealing with human beings.”

Hundreds of outlets covered the victory including The Associated Press, TMZ, and RadarOnline.