Update: Jury decides in favor of insurance company in Moore tornado lawsuit

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MOORE, Okla. -A Cleveland County jury deliberated for nearly 5 hours before returning a verdict in a trial against Farmers Insurance.

We've followed the Becerra family's story since 2013.

The Becerra family lived behind the Warren Theater and their home was badly damaged during the May 20 tornado that ripped through Moore.

They sued Farmers Insurance because they say the insurance giant refused to pay what they felt was the full and fair amount for the damage to their home.

Attorney Jeff Marr told the jury that Farmers Insurance paid only 38 cents on the dollar toward the damage amount to the home of the Becerra family.

“They wanted me to live in here … they said this is livable,” Becerra told Newschannel 4 in 2013.  “Just like, are you kidding me?  You know, are you kidding me?”

The home was eventually condemned by the City of Moore.

The company offered the Becerra family $750,000 recently to avoid trial, but they did not accept it.

The jury voted 9-3 in favor of the insurance giant.

Attorney Michael Duncan represented Farmers Insurance Exchange and released this statement to Newschannel 4 Friday evening:

 

"The trial allowed Farmers to tell its story about how this claim was handled. The company is proud of the service it provided customers in thousands of claims from the devastating 2013 Moore tornado, including this one. After almost three weeks of hearing testimony and evidence the jury agreed this claim was handled appropriately and fairly," Duncan said.

 

The Becerras' attorney, Jeff Marr, says they are appealing.

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