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New Louisiana Law Forbids Insurers from Recommending Repair Shops

Louisiana has a new law, as its legislature announced House Bill 411, was enacted last week. The law, also known as HB 411, “requires that an insurer shall provide notice in any circumstance to the insured that there is no … Continue reading

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Louisiana House Passes Bill and Moves It to Senate

A Louisiana bill that would “provide for insureds to have the option to choose a particular motor vehicle repair shop,” is moving to the Senate. Also known as HB 411, was originally introduced in the House then revised before moving … Continue reading

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New Louisiana Bill May Affect AGRR Businesses

A new Louisiana bill has been introduced in the House and, if it passes there could be changes ahead for insureds choosing where to have their auto glass repaired or replaced. The new bill, also referred to as HB 411, … Continue reading

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Racially Biased Case Against State Farm Now Closed

State Farm Mutual Automotive Insurance Company (State Farm) has recently won a racially based lawsuit. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana did not find enough evidence to hold the auto insurance company liable and has since … Continue reading

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Top 5 Hurricane Storm Damage Risk States

Hurricanes are best known for the damage it leaves behind. High winds can move large bodies of water which can create storm surges, flooding and tsunami like conditions across the country. And some states are left with numerous destroyed vehicles … Continue reading

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A New Law Will Change How Louisiana Provides Auto Coverage

A new Louisiana law affects the automotive industry. Formerly known as bill 522, this newly made law will change the way automotive business is done in Louisiana. It elaborates on the wording regarding motor vehicle service contracts, and includes “the … Continue reading

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Bills Move Forward in Three States

Auto glass retailers based in Louisiana, New York and Minnesota will want to be made aware of legislative movement happening in those states pertaining to auto glass. Louisiana The Louisiana Senate’s passed bill that “moves the regulation of motor vehicle … Continue reading

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Industry Legislation Progresses in Oklahoma, Ohio and Louisiana

As the legislative season continues in state capitols around the country, several bills related to the auto glass industry have progressed in recent days. Oklahoma Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation related to service warranties into law. The bill, … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Lawsuit Against State Farm, Filed by Former Attorney General, Lies Dormant

Louisiana’s Lawsuit Against State Farm, Filed by Former Attorney General, Lies Dormant

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Car Insurance Rates on the Rise in Louisiana

Louisiana car insurance rates are on the rise again and one big culprit could be the smartphone. The National Highway Safety Administration finds distracted driving is the cause for 20% of crashes in the state. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says drivers are having a hard time putting down the cell phone and focusing on the road.

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AGRR Companies Assess Damage from Louisiana Floods

Eleven are dead and more than 40,000 homes have been affected by the heavy deluge of rain and floods in Baton Rouge, La., that began Friday. Some AGRR companies are just now getting back up and running while others were luckily enough to escape the water’s wrath.

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Louisiana Attorney General Files “Steering” Lawsuit Against State Farm

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit today against State Farm in East Baton Rouge Parish judicial court alleging the insurer has “engaged in a pattern of unfair and fraudulent business practices aimed at controlling the auto repair industry” and uses “scare tactics to steer Louisiana consumers to State Farm’s preferred repair shops.” Similar allegations have surfaced over the years from independent automotive glass repair shops in regards to third-party administrators (TPAs), which handle automotive glass claims for insurers, so this case has potential implications for the AGRR industry.

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