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Connecticut Supreme Court Reverses $35 Million Judgment Against Insurer

The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s judgment against Hartford for $35 million. Approximately 1,000 state auto collision repair companies had alleged the insurer violated Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) by working to establish “price fixing” or artificially low labor rates. Continue reading

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Hartford Appeals $35 Million Verdict over Alleged “Price Fixing” to Connecticut Supreme Court

Hartford is asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to overturn a lower court verdict of $35 million in favor of more than 1,000 state auto collision repair companies who sued the company alleging the insurer violated Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) by working to establish “price fixing” or artificially low labor rates. The Connecticut Supreme Court hearing is set for Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Continue reading

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Repair Shops Respond to Hartford’s Request for Dismissal of Florida Antitrust Case

Attorneys for Florida collision repair shops that sued dozens of insurers recently responded to Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co.’s request for the U.S. Middle District of Florida Court, Orlando division, to dismiss their antitrust and steering lawsuit, writing, that, “The defendants misrepresents both the contents of the complaint and quite often the holdings of authority to which it cites.” The Florida repair shops sued Hartford, 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. Continue reading

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