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Subaru Settles Class Action Over Loose Hood Latches

Subaru has settled a class action complaint that alleged 2006 and some 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca vehicles have a hood latch defect, which allows the hood to open while the car is being driven.

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Judge Gives New Life to Class Action Against Volvo

A five-year class action suit concerning Volvo sunroofs has been given new life by a judge in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. The judge greenlighted a renewed class certification motion by the plaintiffs. The vehicle owners say Volvo’s sunroofs harbor a defect, allowing water to flood the vehicles.

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Former Safelite AutoGlass Tech Files Class Action Over Pay-Per-Piece Compensation

Former technician Yadir Ontiveros has filed a state class action lawsuit against Safelite Fulfillment, Safelite Group and Safelite Glass Corp. in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, alleging Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) violations stemming from Safelite’s pay-per-piece program.

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Chrysler Says Warranty Protects It from Paying Class Action Damages

Chrysler has asked the judge to strike plaintiffs’ claims for damages and injunctive relief due to a Basic Limited Warranty former owners received when they purchased their vehicles. The class action lawsuit revolves around allegations that certain Chrysler models have a sunroof defect that causes them to leak.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler Over Alleged Sunroof Defect

Six Chrysler owners have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the automaker in U.S. District Court of New Jersey alleging that a defect in the sunroofs causes them to leak.

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Insurers Seek Dismissal of Class Action Collision Repair Suit

Several insurers have filed motions to dismiss a class action suit filed by a Downington, Pa.-based collision repair shop. Crawford’s Auto Center filed the suit in April under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (the RICO Act) and names … Continue reading

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Lowe’s Agrees to $6.5 Million Settlement Over Allegations It Treated Independent Installers as Employees Without Benefits

Lowe’s management recently agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle a California class action complaint in which former independent contractors installing garage doors allege they were treated like company employees without the benefits, violating state labor law. The settlement could have implications for the AGRR industry, as many collision repair shops outsource automotive glass installation work to independent sub-contractors.

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Pennsylvania Repair Center Files RICO Class Action Against Multiple Insurers

Crawford Auto Center of Downington, Pa., has asked the U.S Northern District Court of Illinois, Eastern division, to approve a national class action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against State Farm, Allstate, Geico and dozens of other insurers for allegedly “long-running unlawful conduct to suppress compensation to repair facilities for automotive collision repairs covered by insurance.” Like the cases filed in Florida and Indiana, this lawsuit has potential implications for the AGRR industry, as glass repair companies allege similar issues with third-party administrators (TPAs), which handle glass claims for insurers.

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