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U.S. Report Finds Anti-Competitive Repair Restrictions

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report finding that product manufacturers engage in anti-competitive repair restrictions and that there is “scant evidence to support manufacturers’ justifications” for their ongoing practices. FTC found numerous types of restrictions imposed, including … Continue reading

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Illinois Bill Aims to Require Customer Consent for Non-OEM Parts

Illinois Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia has introduced an amendment to the state’s Insurance Code and Automotive Collision Repair Act that would prohibit the use of non-OEM aftermarket parts in an auto repair estimate unless the customer provides written consent. The … Continue reading

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Proposed Anti-Steering Amendment Clears Indiana State Senate

An Indiana bill designed to prohibit insurers and related entities from requiring an insured to use a specified auto repair shop has cleared the state Senate and is currently waiting to be heard in the House of Representatives. SB 164, … Continue reading

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Uptick in Domestic Auto Sales; Vehicle Repair and Insurance Prices Also Increase

Domestic sales for new autos experienced an uptick November to December. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. automotive unit retail sales increased by 6 percent, or 20,900 units, on a month-over-month basis. Year … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Reversal of Anti-Trust Lawsuit Encourages Progression of Similar Cases

The reinstatement of a lawsuit by five auto repair shops against insurers for violating antitrust laws has spurred more auto shops whose lawsuits have been stagnant since 2015 to follow suit. In September, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed … Continue reading

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Lawsuit against State Farm Highlights Insurer’s Influence on Auto Repairs

“Greedy insurance companies have been bullying auto body shops into fixing damaged vehicles with unsafe practices and materials for decades,” said attorney Todd Tracy, who recently filed a lawsuit against State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance on behalf of his clients … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Reinstates Auto Shops’ Lawsuit Against Insurers

Five auto repair shops, who claimed several insurance companies fixed repair prices, have had their case reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The shops, which are located in different states throughout the country, originally had … Continue reading

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Domestic Sales for New Autos Continue to Decline

Domestic sales for new autos continued to decrease from June to July. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. automotive unit retail sales dropped slightly by 5.8 percent, or 23,400 units, on a month-over-month … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Against State Farm Could See Its Day in Court

The lawsuits Matthew and Marcia Seebachan recently dismissed against State Farm for its alleged role in influencing an auto repair not up to OEM specifications may be resurrected at a later date.  The couple recently dropped their respective lawsuits for … Continue reading

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N.C. House Bill to Repeal Tax Could Reduce Cost of Auto Repairs, Other Services

N.C. House Bill to Repeal Tax Could Reduce Cost of Auto Repairs, Other Services

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SuperGlass Windshield Repair Gains New Franchisee

SuperGlass Windshield Repair has named Jon Lutz as a new franchisee in Summerville, S.C. Continue reading

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