Lawsuits Archives - BodyShop Business
asTech Lawsuit Against AirPro Dismissed

AirPro Diagnostics LLC announced that the lawsuit Repairify, Inc./Astech filed against it challenging AirPro’s “Truth Campaign” has been dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr.

Protecting Your Auto Body Shop from Liability

There are numerous things a repairer should do to protect themselves, their company and their employees … as well as their customers.

Class-Action Lawsuits Are ‘Wrong Way’ for Auto Body Shops to Fight Insurance Companies: Todd Tracy

During a Feb. 17 presentation at the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show in Altoona, Iowa, Tracy explained that he wants to represent body shops in individual lawsuits against insurance companies for short-pay grievances, not class-actions.

Insurers Blame Assignment of Benefits Tool for Torrent of Auto Glass Lawsuits in Florida

Lawsuits filed by auto glass companies on behalf of insurance policyholders are on the rise in Florida, and insurers blame the “assignment of benefits” tool for the wave of litigation.

Editor’s Notes: OE Repair Guidelines – The Standard

The OEs engineered and built the vehicle, so they’re the experts in knowing how it should be repaired.

Injured Driver Sues State Farm, Says Insurer Wasn’t a ‘Good Neighbor’ After Collision

Injured motorist Joseph Broadway sued State Farm and his insurance agent for fraud when State Farm didn’t provide the “good neighbor” treatment he was expecting.

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3M Sues Chinese Manufacturer, U.S. Distributor for Patent Infringement on Paint-Spraying Products

The lawsuit alleges that certain automotive paint-spraying products made by Phoenix Automotive Refinishing in China and distributed by K2 Concepts in the United States violate seven 3M patents.

Google Spinoff Waymo Accuses Uber of Stealing its Driverless Vehicle Technology

Waymo claims that Uber and Otto – a self-driving-truck startup that Uber acquired in August 2016 – stole Waymo’s intellectual property to avoid the “risk, time and expense of independently developing their own technology.”

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