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Repair Shops Ask the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation to Consolidate Lawsuits Against Insurers
Collision repair shops in at least five states have now filed lawsuits against dozens of insurers, alleging the insurers use their direct repair programs to “illegally control and depress” repair rates and if the shops don’t comply, customers are steered away. They have asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to approve their petition to consolidate the cases into one court.
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.