Allstate Insurance Company
has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in regard to the Texas
statute prohibiting insurance companies from owning collision repair
shops. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) also has filed a
The appeal comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th
Circuit, New Orleans, affirmed the District Court ruling in the case of
Allstate Insurance Co., et al., Appellants-Appellees vs. Greg Abbott,
Etc., et al., vs. Automotive Service Association, et al on Aug. 1,
2007. To view the appeal and response, visit ASA’s legislative Web
site, www.TakingTheHill.com. The link can be found by clicking the "Press Center" tab and then "References and Bills."
Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade
association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent
automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an
international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state
and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair
segments of the automotive service industry. ASA’s headquarters is in
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive
repair industry through education, representation and member services.
For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go
to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative Web site at www.TakingTheHill.com.