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GEICO partners with Tractable to Accelerate Accident Recovery with AI

GEICO, the second-largest auto insurer in the US, is partnering with Tractable to accelerate its auto claim and repair process. Tractable’s proprietary computer vision technology, trained on millions of historical claims, assesses vehicle damage like a human appraiser. Inserting AI … Continue reading

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Geico Data Breach Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

Plaintiffs Alexander Mirvis, Betty Butler and Lainie Froehlich filed a class action complaint against defendant Geico over a recent data breach that compromised the Social Security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers and driver’s license numbers of current and former customers. … Continue reading

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Arizona Defendants Plead the Fifth in GEICO Case

Arizona defendants Sean Alexander, Terry Godfrey and Anthon Godfrey, in the auto glass services business as A&G Auto Glass and sued by GEICO in federal court for alleged fraudulent insurance claims, have pleaded their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. In … Continue reading

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GEICO Files Another Arizona Lawsuit

GEICO has filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit in Arizona against A&G Auto Glass for alleged fraudulent or non-reimbursable claims for windshield replacement services. GEICO claims that A&G Auto Glass did not actually provide the claimed replacement services and did not … Continue reading

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COVID Rebates at the Center of Latest Geico Class Action Complaint

Jessica Day has become the lead plaintiff in a California class action lawsuit against Geico Casualty Company, Geico Indemnity Company, and Geico General Insurance Company (collectively Geico). Day alleges Geico wrongly refused to pay back overcharged premiums during the pandemic … Continue reading

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A Look Back At 2020’s Top Stories

Before the New Year kicks off, let’s review the top ten stories that created the most traffic on glassBYTEs.com™ throughout 2020. Safelite Announces Layoffs and Other Measures in Response to COVID-19 – published on 3/30/20 This year’s most read story … Continue reading

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Another Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

The Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) fraud lawsuit between Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively GEICO) and the defendants: Smart Ride (originally organized under the name Chipio Windshield Repair, LLC), … Continue reading

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GEICO Dismisses AOB Fraud Lawsuit Following Settlement

The Central California lawsuit between Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively GEICO) and Winaffix Auto Glass LLC (WAG) and its owners, Tal Elzari and Navid Vatankhahan has ended. According to … Continue reading

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Geico Sends Notice On New Market Pricing

Geico recently sent out a notice regarding its new policy on glass market pricing for recalibrations, in the U.S. excluding Florida. The auto insurance’s new pricing policy will become effective for glass shops May 14, 2020. Geico says the rate … Continue reading

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Geico Files Another AOB Fraud Lawsuit – This Time in Arizona

Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively Geico) filed a complaint in Arizona Federal Court against defendants, Auto Glass Express (AGE) and its owners and managers, Danielle Dean and Saxton Lafasto … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Winaffix Auto Glass and Its Owners for Alleged Fraud

Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively Geico) has filed a federal lawsuit in Central California against Winaffix Auto Glass LLC (WAG) and its owners, Tal Elzari and Navid Vatankhahan. The … Continue reading

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Geico Seeks More Than $144,000 Through Lawsuit

Government Employees Insurance Co., Geico Indemnity Co., Geico General Insurance Company and Geico Casualty Co. (collectively Geico) has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida’s middle district against the following parties: Smart Ride (originally organized under the name Chipio Windshield Repair, … Continue reading

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Arizona Geico Fraud Lawsuit Reaches Settlement Agreement

The ongoing legal battle between Government Employees Insurance Co., Geico Indemnity Co., Geico General Insurance Company and Geico Casualty Co. (collectively Geico), and six parties has come to a close in an Arizona courtroom. According to the joint settlement motion, … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Six Parties for Fraud

Government Employees Insurance Co., Geico Indemnity Co., Geico General Insurance Company and Geico Casualty Co. (collectively Geico), has filed a complaint against six parties in Arizona, alleging the group participated in “fraudulent acts” which included billing the auto insurer for … Continue reading

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Geico RICO Lawsuit Could See a New Timeline

The ongoing lawsuit between Geico Insurance Co. (Geico) and Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau has newly proposed court dates following requests for additional time. According to court documents, both parties met and filed a joint … Continue reading

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Navy Veteran Benefitted By Service King, Geico through Allies in Service Program

Service King Collision (Service King) partnered with Geico and local charity, Allies in Service, to donate a 2015 Honda Accord to Bernard Gourlay, a Navy veteran, through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program. A ceremony took place September … Continue reading

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Shazam Auto Glass and Its Owner File Motion to Dismiss Fraud Lawsuit

Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau have filed a motion to dismiss its lawsuit against Geico Insurance Co.’s (Geico). Shazam and Martineau stated Geico’s complaint is “due to be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Geico Liable For Totaled Car Fees

Last week a federal judge sided against Geico in an ongoing Florida lawsuit. According to court documents, Florida drivers who totaled their cars are entitled to title and license plate fees from the insurance company. The judge mentioned the payments … Continue reading

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Geico and Advantage Auto Glass Settle Fraud Lawsuit

The ongoing lawsuit between Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively Geico) and Advantage Auto Glass, LLC, (AAG) and its owner, Jeremy Solheim, has ended. Recently filed court documents state both … Continue reading

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New Date for Geico Fraud Response

Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively Geico) initially opposed the request by Advantage Auto Glass, LLC, (AAG) and its owner, Jeremy Solheim’s for additional time to respond to its complaint. … Continue reading

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Geico’s Florida Fraud Case May Get a New Date

Geico Insurance Co.’s (Geico) Florida lawsuit against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau, might have a new date in court. Yesterday Martineau and his company, requested an extension to respond to Geico’s allegations against them. Geico … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC and Owner for Fraud

Geico Insurance Co. (Geico) has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau. The insurance company alleges Shazam and Martineau are responsible for a “fraudulent scheme” that included falsifying windshield replacement … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Advantage Auto Glass and Owner for Fraud

Geico Insurance has filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona against Advantage Auto Glass, LLC, (AAG) and its owner, Jeremy Solheim. The insurance company alleges AAG and Solheim are responsible for submitting thousands of fraudulent glass repair claims. Geico is seeking … Continue reading

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Judge Rules in Favor of Geico in VIP Auto Glass Lawsuit

The legal battle between VIP Auto Glass and Geico General Insurance Company has come to an end. Judge Mary S. Scriven dismissed the October 2016 case against the insurer, which claimed the company violated Florida law by underpaying auto glass … Continue reading

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Insurer Inspections Costing One Auto Glass Repair Company More than $35 K

Less than a year after its inception, Houston-based Safe Tech Auto Glass implemented a proprietary software system that streamlined every aspect of the business, allowing its technicians to service more vehicles in a day. The company’s six locations, all in … 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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Geico Motions for Entry Default Judgement against VIP Auto Glass

Geico General Insurance Company has asked the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division to enter default judgment in its favor in the October 2016 lawsuit filed by VIP Auto Glass (VIP). The auto glass shop was seeking … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Shops Seek Class Certification Against Geico

VIP Auto Glass Inc. (VIP) and Class members are seeking class certification in a Florida lawsuit against Geico General Insurance Company for allegedly violating the state’s law by underpaying auto glass shops not affiliated with Safelite Retail facilities or participants … Continue reading

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Geico Plans 4.4% Rate Hike in Illinois

Geico Plans 4.4% Rate Hike in Illinois

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GEICO Sued for Underpaying Windshield Repair Costs

A Florida automotive glass company has leveled a class-action lawsuit at Geico General Insurance Co., claiming the insurance company short-changed the repair shop.

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Geico Names Vice President of New York Operations

Geico has moved Rick Hoagland to the role of vice president of its New York regional operations. He succeeds John Pham, who was named vice president of Geico’s Virginia Beach region and the company’s military, motorcycle and recreational vehicles division.

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Geico Names New Senior Vice President

Nancy Pierce has been named senior vice president of Geico. She will continue to have general management responsibilities for the mid-Atlantic regional operations in Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach, Va. Pierce will also oversee the company’s commercial and motorcycle operations.

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Which AGRR-Related Companies Make the Fortune 500 Cut?

Several AGRR-related companies, including insurers and automakers, are named to this year’s Fortune 500 list. Looking more closely at the insurance sector, editors point out, “As miles driven continues to plateau, there will be less demand for car insurance.”

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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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Repair Shops Respond to State Farm’s Request for Dismissal of Antitrust Case

Attorneys for repair shops that sued State Farm recently responded to the insurer’s request for the U.S. Middle District of Florida Court, Orlando division, to dismiss their antitrust and steering lawsuit, writing, that there is “more than sufficient facts asserted to satisfy the pleading requirements.” The Florida repair shops sued State Farm and dozens of other insurers. The case has potential implications for the AGRR industry, as some automotive glass repair companies allege similar issues with third-party administrators (TPAs), which handle automotive glass claims for insurers.

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State Farm Denies Allegations in Florida Repair Shops’ Antitrust Lawsuit

State Farm’s attorneys deny the company has violated antitrust laws in their court response to a group of Florida collision shops which filed a lawsuit alleging State Farm (and dozens of other insurers) use a direct repair program to “illegally control and depress” repair rates and if the shops don’t comply, customers are steered away. This case has potential implications for the AGRR industry, as independent automotive glass repair shops allege similar issues with third-party administrators (TPAs), which handle automotive glass claims for insurers.

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AGRR-Related Companies Make Fortune’s Most Admired List

Several AGRR-related companies, including insurers and automakers, are named to this year’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list by Fortune, which is expected to hit newsstands later this month. On the insurance side, Berkshire Hathaway, parent company to Geico, is ranked at No. 4 out of the top 50 companies. Automakers to make the top 50 include BMW at No. 14, Toyota at No. 25 and Volkswagen at No. 36. Additional insurance companies and automakers were scored but did not make it into the top 50.

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