INDEPENDENT GLASS ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE
If you read the documents filed, you'll see Safelite's lawyers provided many arguments about why the suit should not go forward - procedural, jurisdictional, standing arguments--you name it. But in the all the volumes of paper they filed, the court never ruled on the underlying merits. This is a procedural win only.
It ain't over 'til it's over
It is so much safer to be a Monday morning quarterback than in the game.
There will be some who say, "I told you so." Their line forms around back. Our members asked us to file this suit. The IGA knew the lawsuit was a bold strategy when we chose it. We fight for our members' rights. We saw a problem and set about to find a solution. We tried. Some will even criticize us for trying. We are disappointed, but we make no apology and we will stay the course.
The judge suggested these claims may be taken to the Attorneys General.
We will be doing that.
The need is the same today as it was yesterday. Because the challenge remains, our mission remains. The strategy and the tools may change, but the need has not. The IGA remains committed to leveling the playing field and will continue to take positions and action against illegal, deceptive and anti competitive practices to protect consumers and the thousands of small businesses that serve them.
We will also continue to analyze and inform you about new contracts from insurance carriers and new maneuvers from LYNX, Metryx, Safelite, NAGS and others in the industry.
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