Legal Archives - BodyShop Business
Attorney Erica Eversman, Former Shop Owner Present at 2018 Repairer Driven Education (RDE)

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has released a new video from the 2018 RDE lineup featuring attorney Erica Eversman and former shop owner Wade Ebert as they present “More than Just a Hand Shake: The Professional Administrative (Legal) Documents You Really Need to Operate a Successful Shop”.

How to Protect Your Auto Body Shop from Liability

It only takes one incident today to subject a collision repairer to a great deal of potential liability. With vehicle sophistication today, the potential liabilities are even greater.

What You Need to Know About the 1963 Consent Decree

You’ve probably heard that the Department of Justice is considering terminating the 1963 Consent Decree – which means you’ve probably asked yourself, is it even worth all the hullabaloo?

Can Insurers Combine Two Open Claims and State the Vehicle is a Total Loss?

In the state of New York, if a vehicle has two open claims, can an insurer combine both claims and state that the vehicle is a total loss?

Avoiding Lawsuits Through Better Business Management

While every company would prefer to not get sued, chances are it will happen. So, if you’re interested in learning about some common issues with fairly simple solutions that could save your company thousands (or millions) of dollars if you are sued, please read on.

Know the Laws that Govern Your Auto Body Business

As a business owner or manager in any industry, the first thing you should be aware of are the laws that govern your company and the possible penalties for violating those laws.

The Myth About a National Criminal History Search

Anyone who has the responsibility of hiring employees and overseeing employment background screening for their shop has heard the term “national criminal history” search.

Who Are Collision Repairers’ Fiercest Competitors?

Regardless if you’re a small mom and pop, large independent, DRP shop or MSO/consolidator, it’s a good bet that your largest and fiercest competitors are the insurance companies.

Body Shop Customers: The Importance of Getting Accurate and Complete Info

Obtaining accurate and complete information at the beginning of the relationship with your customer can be beneficial.

What are the Roles of the Collision Repairer, Insurer and Customer?

Collision repairers generally take on far too much responsibility in their customer’s repair, including negotiating the cost of repair. So let’s review the various roles and responsibilities in an insurance-related repair.

Liability Coverage: Will It Be There When You Need It?

Perhaps the best way to answer the question, “Will my liability coverage be there when I need it?” is by first asking yourself what you know about insurance companies and the various coverage options available.

Discrimination Suit Filed Against State Farm by Minority-Owned Auto Body Shop Dismissed

According to an article in Bloomberg Law, a lawsuit against State Farm for discrimination against a minority-owned auto body shop that wanted to join its Select Service program was dismissed.