Safelite’s Subpoenas Sent to Six AGRR Companies Over Anti-Steering Law on Hold

Six AGRR companies have withdrawn their motions to quash Safelite Group’s subpoenas over Connecticut’s Act Concerning Automotive Glass Work (Public Act 13-67) in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut after the companies have agreed to place the subpoenas “on hold.”

The six AGRR companies include Binswanger Glass, Auto Glass of New England Hamden, Action Glass, Goulet Glass Inc. (doing business as Sullivan Glass), Payless Auto Glass and Plymouth Glass & Mirror.

“The subpoenas shall be held in abeyance and neither Safelite nor the movants will take any action in connection with the subpoena unless and until Safelite notifies the movants of its intent to proceed with the subpoena by providing written notice to the undersigned counsel [Steve Wright of Goldman, Cruder & Woods] for the movants,” according to court documents.

“In the event Safelite notifies counsel for the movants of its intent to proceed with the subpoenas, each of the movants shall have five business days to re-file a motion to quash with the court. Safelite shall then have 14 days to file an opposition brief and the movants shall have seven days to file a reply brief,” the attorneys write.

Safelite had sued state Attorney General George Jepsen and Thomas Leonardi, state insurance commissioner, and asked for an injunction to halt enforcement of Public Act 13-67. After the District Court judge decided against an immediate injunction to halt enforcement, Safelite appealed this decision to the Appellate Court. A hearing was held at the Appellate level and the Second Circuit Court handed down a decision to temporarily halt enforcement of the statute.

As a part of its legal dispute, Safelite had subpoenaed at least seven companies, including LYNX Services, and one association.

LYNX Services and Safelite agreed to put the subpoena on hold earlier this month.

Stay tuned to glassBYTEs.com™ for more on this case as it develops.

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1 Response to Safelite’s Subpoenas Sent to Six AGRR Companies Over Anti-Steering Law on Hold

  1. NY says:

    If Connecticut folds and does not appeal the judgment then I guess money
    will rule the world. I say don’t let the bullies win. Okay they don’t want to say a competitors name then all the TPA has to do is not say any auto glass name. Why
    would that be illegal?

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