Wisconsin Body Shops Might Seek up to $1 Million in Damages from State Farm in DRP Labor-Rate Lawsuit
Pulera Collision, Armando’s Collision Center and Jay-Bee Collision Repair Center filed the lawsuit in June 2016, alleging that State Farm drove them from its Select Service network when the insurer lowered their hourly labor rate from $56 to $50 in 2015.
Federal Court Sides with Body Shops in Appeal of State Farm Price-Fixing Decision
Eight collision repairers that are suing State Farm for allegedly fixing prices and steering consumers to DRP shops have won their appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, giving new life to their case.
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.
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.
One in Four Canadians Want to Keep Driving Past Age 85
While many senior citizens are reluctant to give up their car keys for fear of losing their independence, their loved ones are just as reluctant to tell them that it’s not safe for them to drive anymore.
Omaha Auto Body Shops Busy After Storm Drops Baseball-Size Hail
Auto body shops and insurers in Omaha, Neb., have been flooded with claims and repairs after a June 29 storm dropped baseball-size hail on the region.
H&V Collision Center, State Farm to Donate Van to Veterans Transitional Home
H&V Collision Center, the largest independent and family-owned collision repair company in New York state’s Capital Region, is teaming up with State Farm to donate a van to assist veterans in the Albany area.
Body Shop’s YouTube Ad: ‘Insurance Companies Are Bad, Really Bad’
Ron Perretta, owner of Professionals Auto Body in central Pennsylvania, urges consumers to avoid DRP shops in a YouTube spot titled, “Dishonest Insurance Companies.”
Lawsuit By Three Kenosha, Wis., Body Shops Against State Farm Gets Green Light
The original multi-part complaint alleged State Farm had engaged in “wrongful conduct” that harmed the three shops, with the two main counts being breach of contract and tortious interference.
I-CAR Welding Training and Certification Now Required for State Farm Select Service Repairers
I-CAR’s Welding Training and Certification program is now a requirement for participants in the State Farm Select Service program.
Injured Driver Sues State Farm, Says Insurer Wasn’t a ‘Good Neighbor’ After Collision
Injured motorist Joseph Broadway sued State Farm and his insurance agent for fraud when State Farm didn’t provide the “good neighbor” treatment he was expecting.
State Farm, Openbay Create Online Auto Repair Marketplace
Online marketplace for auto repair will allow vehicle owners to compare quotes for services and book an appointment online.