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Civil Litigation

May 23, 2024

Former LA County DA sues insurer over defense of gun case

The husband of the now-former Los Angeles County DA was sued after he brandished a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who showed up on his doorstep.

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey (Shutterstock)

Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey accused State Farm of inadequate defense of her late husband in a high-profile lawsuit filed by Black Lives Matter protesters he greeted at gunpoint on their doorstep, costing her $2.1 million.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims breach of insurance contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. State Farm "begrudgingly and belatedly" agreed to defend D...

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