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Review of Minnesota Department of Commerce Complete

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor has published its special review regarding the Minnesota Department of Commerce: Investigation of Auto Glass Insurance Processing by Safelite Solutions LLC. More than a year ago, in March 2017, Minnesota lawmakers Rep. Kelly … Continue reading

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Judge Cuts Safelite’s Nearly $2 Million Legal Bill in Half

A Minnesota U.S. District Court judge has ordered the state’s Department of Commerce (DOC) to pay Safelite Group’s attorney’s fees and costs for a lawsuit brought forth by the company following allegations made by the DOC’s commissioner Michael Rothman. Rothman … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Enters Settlement with Auto-Owners Insurance

Auto-Owners Insurance Company will pay a civil penalty of $10,000 and stop “using a non-preferred glass vendor’s failure to accept the price offered for automobile glass repair or replacement as the sole basis for performing a vehicle inspection,” as part of a settlement agreement with the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

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Safelite Responds to Minnesota Department of Commerce in Court

Whether Safelite Solutions customer service representatives (CSRs) use the word “may” be or “will” be balance billed by out-of-network glass companies does not make a difference, according to a Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions court filing late last week. Both words are truthful, the company said in its response to the Minnesota Department of Commerce in the court filing.

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Safelite Asks Court for Summary Judgment in Minnesota Case

Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions have filed a motion for summary judgment in their lawsuit against the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. They ask that the U.S. District Court for Minnesota enjoin and declare invalid enforcement of a state statute which excludes the company “from doing business without the opportunity for a hearing.”

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USAA Will Monitor and Audit Safelite Solutions

San Antonio, Texas-based USAA Casualty Insurance Co. will conduct monthly audits of Safelite Solutions (its third-party automotive glass claims administrator) and has updated its procedures to eliminate any function that could be interpreted as adjusting, according to a report it submitted to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. USAA also says it will do away with the guaranteed average invoice agreement.

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Settles with USAA; Guaranteed Average Invoice Agreement Out

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Insurance Division, has entered a settlement agreement with San Antonio, Texas-based USAA Casualty Insurance Co. that provides for the USAA to pay a civil penalty of $50,000 and ensure that any independent adjuster engaged there to adjust automobile glass claims is properly licensed in the state.

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Safelite’s Complaint Against Minnesota Attorney General Is Voluntarily Dismissed

Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions have voluntarily dismissed the complaint against Lori Swanson, in her official capacity as Attorney General of Minnesota, without prejudice in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. The complaint remains against the second defendant—the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Safelite filed the complaint to enjoin and declare invalid enforcement of a Minnesota statute which excludes “Safelite from doing business in Minnesota without the opportunity for a hearing.”

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Safelite Asks U.S. District Court for Preliminary Injunction

Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions have asked the U.S. District Court of Minnesota to issue a preliminary junction to temporarily halt enforcement of a Minnesota statute it contends prohibits “insurers and insurance claims processors from engaging in truthful commercial speech.”

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Safelite Asks Minnesota Supreme Court to Review Cease and Desist Order from Insurance Division

Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions have petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a decision by the appellate court that upholds the settlement agreement between the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Insurance Division, and Auto Club Group. The settlement requires Auto Club Group to “cease and desist from using Safelite Solutions, or any other subsidiary of Safelite Group Inc., as its administrator of automotive glass claims in Minnesota,” according to the settlement agreement.

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Settles with the Auto Club Group

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Insurance Division, has entered a settlement agreement with the Auto Club Group that provides for the Auto Club Group to pay a civil penalty of $150,000 and “cease and desist from using Safelite Solutions, or any other subsidiary of Safelite Group Inc. as its administrator of automobile glass claims in Minnesota,” according to the settlement agreement.

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