For a wronged consumer, facing down insurance companies (motto: what we don't own, you don't freaking need) in court is daunting. But the fear of a flannel-suited squadron of lawyers isn't stopping one guy from attempting to wring satisfaction out of State Farm. It seems the man bought a certified pre-owned Honda Civic whose pre-ownership, the man later discovered, included being totaled and sold as salvage back into the market. At auction, State Farm had left off the car's salvage history — along with those of 30,000 other wrecks — an incident that ended in a cash settlement with the State of Pennsylvania. That settlement provided the Civic owner with $2700 to offset the loss in value of his (now valueless) $14,000 Civic. Nice try, State Farm. See you in court. And you can have your keychain back thank you very much.
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