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Seebachans Revive State Farm ‘Neighbor from Hell’ Lawsuit, Aim to Get Insurers ‘Out of Repair Business’

The law firm representing Matthew and Marcia Seebachan has re-filed the couple’s lawsuit against State Farm for the insurer’s alleged role in a negligent repair.

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John Eagle Collision Center Must Pay $31.5 Million in Damages to Dallas Couple for Negligent Repair

On Oct. 2, a jury in the 192nd Civil District Court of Dallas County awarded $41.966 million in damages to the Seebachans, ordering John Eagle Collision Center to pay 75 percent of that amount, or nearly $31.5 million.

3M Files Lawsuit Against China-Based Thunder Finish for Patent, Trademark Infringement

3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. have filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against China-based Thunder Finish Co. Ltd., alleging infringement of patent and trademark rights related to 3M’s PPS technology used in the collision repair industry.

24 Facing Felony Fraud Charges in Las Vegas Car-Crash Caper

A Clark County, Nev., grand jury returned a 68-felony count indictment against 24 Las Vegas residents for their alleged roles in filing 23 fraudulent insurance claims related to staged automobile accidents and thefts.

Former Niagara Falls Body Shop Owner Could Face Prison Time for Alleged Sales-Tax Evasion

Alfred Vitagliano, 76, the former operator of Fred’s Collision Shop, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

AASP/NJ: Texas Collision Repair Lawsuit ‘Big Wake-up Call’ to Auto Body Industry

AASP/NJ said the case “speaks to a number of concerns collision repairers face every day.”

Dallas Couple Plans to Re-File Lawsuit Against State Farm; Attorney Believes Case Is Strong

The Seebachans’ attorney said they plan to re-file the State Farm complaint when the trial for their related lawsuit against John Eagle Collision Center is over.

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Texas Couple Drops ‘Neighbor from Hell’ Lawsuit Against State Farm

Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, the couple suing a Dallas body shop for allegedly botching a roof repair on their vehicle, have dropped a related lawsuit against State Farm.

Mitchell Declares ‘Complete Victory’ in Federal Appeals Court Ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a February 2016 ruling by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board that invalidated all three patents in Audatex North America’s patent-infringement lawsuit against Mitchell International.

Judge Dismisses False-Arrest Lawsuit Against GEICO

After GEICO paid her for the total loss of her vehicle, Rosinda Matute-Castellanos played a cat-and-mouse game with GEICO and salvage company Insurance Auto Auctions, neither of which was able to locate the vehicle on multiple occasions.

John Eagle Collision Lawsuit: Dallas Couple Seeking $1 Million After Auto Body Shop Glued Car Roof

In a deposition, the body shop director said the shop performed repairs “according to the insurance company,” not based on the OEM procedures.

Former Auto Body Office Assistant Gets Two Years in Prison for Embezzlement

A former office assistant for Kim’s Autobody in Springfield, Ill., will spend the next 27 months in a federal prison for defrauding the body shop of approximately $500,000 over a five-year period.