Author Archives: Debra Levy

What’s Essential Nowadays?

Throughout the pandemic through which we are living, there has been a lot of confusion and ignorance around who or what is considered “essential.” For companies, being considered essential has meant the difference between being able to stay open or … Continue reading

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Big Guns Line Up in AOB Fight

In another sign that the State of Florida is gearing up for major battles concerning the assignment of benefits (AOB) in auto glass cases, a former state insurance regulator has joined a firm involved in lobbying the legislature regarding benefit … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Against Release of Documents

The judge in the case of Allstate* vs Auto Glass America and its owner, Charles Isaly (AGA), has ruled that certain documents provided in the case will remain confidential and not be made public. AGA had asked U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Request to Conceal Testimony

In a month of contentious legal wrangling that has seen 24 documents (motions, responses, orders etc.) filed this far, the judge in the Allstate vs Auto Glass America (AGA)* lawsuit and its counter suit ruled today upon an item both … Continue reading

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Allstate vs. AGA Lawsuit and Countersuit Continues

The lawsuit filed by Allstate Insurance* against Auto Glass America and its owner Charles Isaly (AGA) and AGA’s countersuit continue to work their way through the U.S. District Court in Orlando. The past two weeks have seen motions concerning witnesses, … Continue reading

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Judge Orders AGA to Turn Over Financial Records

Judge Leslie Hoffman was clearly frustrated with both sides. Hoffman, a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida (Orlando) had summoned lead attorneys involved in the Allstate Insurance vs. Auto Glass America and its … Continue reading

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Tom Higginbottom, Longtime Mygrant Employee, Passes Away

Longtime Mygrant employee Tom Higginbottom died early Saturday morning in California. Higginbottom spent more than 37 years, almost his whole career, at Mygrant Glass in a variety of positions including sales and market manager and zone manager. He retired in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Gears Up in Indy

Auto Glass Week™ 2019 opens tomorrow morning at the Indianapolis Convention Center in downtown Indy. More than 40 speakers, 30 presentations, four competitions and a packed trade show floor along with a chance to win a brand new Chevy Silverado … Continue reading

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Everett Hit-and-Run Suspect Now Behind Bars

The hit-and-run driver suspected of killing a woman two-and-a-half weeks ago in Everett is now behind bars.
Documents also show that Rock’s girlfriend confessed to police that she was in the van with him when the accident happened. She also admitted to being with him when he replaced the hood and windshield.

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ADAS at Top of Mind: AGSC Committees Meet

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio yesterday. AGSC’s meetings began yesterday and continue today in advance of Auto Glass Week, which starts tomorrow. AGSC’s … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: A Season of Change

Happy New Year! I’m taking over the AGRR™/glassBYTEs.com blog today for a few reasons. First, I want to wish you and your company a very happy, healthy, profitable and peaceful year. And, as with most new years, comes some change. … Continue reading

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Three Auto Body Trends that May Affect the Glass Industry—Eventually

The practices in the collision repair industry have often served as a bellwether of things to come in the auto glass repair and replacement industry, and three collision trends have been getting a lot of attention lately: 1. Getting paid … Continue reading

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Association Committees Meet at Auto Glass Week™ ‘17

Auto Glass Week ‘17 opens tomorrow in West Palm Beach, Fla., for all—except the committee members of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) who have been meeting there since Monday. Yesterday, the AGSC Education Committee met and spent the day … Continue reading

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D’Ieteren to Sell Minority Stake in Belron

D’Ieteren has announced plans to sell up to a large minority of shares in its company Belron. The sale will be handled by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. The move is said to be an effort by D’Ieteren to diversify its … Continue reading

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