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A group of Florida collision repair shops have filed a response in the U.S. District Court of Florida to dozens of insurers’ motions to dismiss their complaint, alleging, “[T]he only way such specific identifiable instances of wrongful and successful ‘steering’ are brought to the direct attention of the respective plaintiffs is if, by chance, the successfully ‘steered’ customer happens to come back to their shop for whatever reason and then happens to relay information of the wrongful conduct to them (the shop) for whatever reason.”
A group of Florida collision repair shops have told the U.S District Court judge that they plan to amend their complaint against dozens of insurers, which alleges the insurers use their direct repair programs to illegally control and depress rates. The complaint alleges that if the shops don’t comply, customers are steered away. The judge has ordered the plaintiffs to file their motion by March 27, 2015, writing that “the motion, if granted, would moot several motions [by insurers] to dismiss that will soon be ripe for consideration.”
Dozens of insurers have asked the court to dismiss an amended complaint by a group of Florida collision repair shops that allege the insurers use their direct repair programs to illegally control and depress rates. The complaint alleges that if the shops don’t comply, customers are steered away. The collision repair shops also allege the insurers require the use of aftermarket parts, such as aftermarket replacement windshields.