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Maryland Body Shop Sues State Farm, Allstate Over Steering

Total Recon Auto Center is accusing the insurers of leading an “intentional, malicious campaign” against the repair center, which is an independent Tesla-certified shop.

Texas Jury Awards State Farm Policyholder $277,000

A Rusk County District Court found that State Farm had knowingly or intentionally engaged in unfair and deceptive acts or practices regarding a policyholder’s hail damage claim. 

State Farm Hit with Class Action Over Luxury Vehicle Repairs

A class action lawsuit has been filed against State Farm accusing them of short-paying policyholders with high-value luxury vehicles.

N.H. Body Shop Owner Bests State Farm in High Court

A ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court will allow the shop owner to pursue a small claims action against the insurer.

State Farm Consultant Joins CEICA Board of Trustees

In his new role, Mondragon will support CIECA’s mission to develop and promote electronic data integration standards.

Ohio Shop Says State Farm Booting Dealer Shops from Program

The manager of the shop says he is seeing a trend of other dealer shops in his region being jettisoned from the program as well, with State Farm seemingly favoring independents and large MSOs.

Latest State Farm Telematics App Focuses on Road Safety

The app automatically detects driving and scores drivers on excessive speeding, hard braking, harsh acceleration and hard cornering.

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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.

AASP/NJ Speaks Out on State Farm $250 Million Settlement

AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant calls State Farm’s $250 million settlement in the Hale vs. State Farm class-action lawsuit a “travesty of justice.”

State Farm Pays $250 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging it Bankrolled Illinois Judge’s Campaign

The Hale vs. State Farm class-action lawsuit alleged that State Farm violated federal law by improperly influencing Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier’s decision to overturn a $1 billion Avery vs. State Farm judgment over the use of aftermarket parts. 

State Farm Florida Asks Judge to Block Disclosure of Assignment of Benefits Info

A story out of Property Casualty 360 indicates that State Farm Florida Insurance Co. is asking a judge to block disclosure of detailed company information related to “assignment of benefits,” an insurance practice that many collision repair facilities have used to recover money that insurers shorted them on repairs.

Illinois Auto Body Shop Files Class-Action Against State Farm

The Madison-St. Clair Record reported that Classic Auto Body of Swansea, Ill., has filed a class-action lawsuit against State Farm for steering and telling their customers they do substandard work.