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Insurers Might Be Unable To Sway Its Auto Glass Customers To Certain Shops Due to New Bill

A Minnesota bill that aims to “prohibit an adjuster or insurer from certain actions relating to motor vehicle repairs and claims,” was recently introduced in the House. The bill, also known as H 2919 also seeks to remove portions of the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legislation Halted

One form of Minnesota legislation was not on the House Commerce Committee agenda at last week’s meeting and the Alliance Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) expressed its displeasure. The AASP-MN made a proposal to make it an unfair claims … Continue reading

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Some Find Issues With Fees In Safelite Case

The messy dispute between the Minnesota Insurance Commissioner, Mike Rothman and Safelite have resulted in some hefty fees for Safelite’s attorneys. Last week the Eighth Circuit Court ruled the legal team for the auto glass repair company deserved close to … Continue reading

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Auto Club Group of MN Changes Program

The Auto Club Group in Minnesota has changed its offer for payment of AGRR claims. The price changes became effective January 1, 2019. Below are portions from the pricing notices that were sent out. Each notice is reflective of 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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Minnesota Bill That Would Change Definition of Insurance Adjuster is Dead

A Minnesota house and senate bill that would widen the scope of those included in the definition of an insurance adjuster has been killed. The bill would have allowed those who report claims to practice as adjusters without a license, … Continue reading

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TechnaGlass Opens First Retail Location in Minnesota

TechnaGlass announced October 25, the opening of a new retail location in Minnesota.

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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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Minnesota Refutes Safelite’s Motion for Summary Judgment

What a difference a word makes. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions went beyond telling policyholders in the state that they “may” be balance billed by out-of-network glass companies, and says the company told policyholders they “will” or “would” be charged for the difference between what the shop charges and what the insurer pays. So says the Department of Commerce’s court filing in response to Safelite’s motion for summary judgement.

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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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Court: Safelite-Minnesota Case Must Be Ready for Summer Trial

The U.S. Federal District Court for Minnesota has issued a scheduling order in the Safelite-Minnesota case saying all parties must be ready for a bench trial by August 29, 2016. Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions filed the lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court in April 2015 to enjoin and declare invalid enforcement of a Minnesota statute which excludes the company “from doing business in Minnesota without the opportunity for a hearing.”

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Calls Safelite Complaint “Misleading”

Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions complaint in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, over a Minnesota statute is “misleading,” according to attorneys representing the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Safelite Group has sued the commissioner and asked the court for a preliminary injunction and 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’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 Files U.S. District Court Complaint Over Minnesota’s Settlement with Auto Club Group

Safelite Group is asking the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 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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