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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.

State Farm Racketeering Case: Court Sets Trial Dates, Approves Notification Plan

A jury trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, with Judge David Herndon presiding.

DRPs from A to F: Grading the Insurance Companies

Your DRPs are grading you against your competition. So let’s turn the tables, get out our red pencils and grade the insurance companies.

Service King, State Farm Donate Recycled Ride to Fire-Rescue Unit in Tennessee

The Rutherford County (Tenn.) Fire-Rescue Department, together with its Fire & Arson Investigation Unit, recently received keys to a much-needed response vehicle as part of a donation on behalf of State Farm and Service King Collision Repair Centers.