Legal Archives - Page 4 of 14 - BodyShop Business
What to Do When Insurance Carriers Paint You as the Bad Guy for Submitting a Supplement

If you can’t fight insurers legally, how do you combat their harmful and predatory practices?

Indiana Lawmaker Introduces Anti-Steering Legislation for Insurance Carriers, Auto Body Shops

Under the proposed bill, insurers would be forbidden from engaging in a “boycott, intimidation or coercive acts” when negotiating with shops on repairs.

Mercedes-Benz Dealership Files Countersuit Against Auto Body Owner Gregory Coccaro for Defamation

Celebrity Auto of Westchester – doing business as Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge – has filed a countersuit against North State Custom, alleging defamation, abuse of process “and other claims arising out of the false statements” that the body shop made against the dealership in Coccaro’s lawsuit.

Insurer Suing California Property Owners Because Cow Allegedly Caused Car Crash

IDS Property Casualty Insurance is suing several Fresno, Calif., property owners for their alleged negligence in a vehicle-cow collision.

John Eagle Collision Dallas Lawsuit: Can You Afford $42 Million?

Can your shop afford a $42 million award because you let insurers interfere with your repair judgment?

N.Y. Body Shop Files Lawsuit Against Mercedes-Benz Dealer

Gregory Coccaro Jr., owner of North State Custom, has filed a lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz USA and Celebrity Auto, alleging that the dealership demanded kickbacks and other concessions in exchange for renewing the shop’s Mercedes-Benz collision repair certification.

Federal Appeals Court Reopens New York Body Shop’s Lawsuits Against Progressive, Nationwide

A federal appeals court has reversed portions of a lower court’s ruling in Nick’s Garage v. Progressive and Nick’s Garage v. Nationwide, reviving the collision repairer’s lawsuit against the insurers for alleged breach of contract and deceptive business practices.

Attorney Todd Tracy: John Eagle Lawsuit ‘Was Over Before It Began’

Speaking to a packed house at a Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) session during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Todd Tracy unveiled the damning and overwhelming evidence that his law firm presented in the trial against John Eagle, which led to a $42 million verdict in the Seebachans’ favor.

Professionals Auto Body Owner Files Second Lawsuit Against Insurers

Ron Perretta, owner of Professionals Auto Body, has filed another lawsuit against many of the nation’s major insurance companies, contending that the insurers don’t pay enough to cover the costs of making proper repairs.

Seebachans Hope $42 Million Verdict Will Save Lives, Make a Difference

In an interview with a Dallas TV station, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan – who recently won a multi-million-dollar negligence lawsuit against John Eagle Collision Center – talk about their harrowing ordeal and what the verdict means to them.

Every Body Shop Should Post John Eagle Verdict for Insurance Adjusters to See, Attorney Says

Attorney Todd Tracy, who represented Matthew and Marcia Seebachan in their negligence lawsuit against John Eagle Collision Center, has a message for body shops in the wake of the Seebachans’ court victory.

Connecticut Man Gets Four Years in Prison for Staging Car Accidents

Many of the planned crashes were single-vehicle accidents on remote roads where there were no witnesses other than the occupants of the crashed vehicle, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.