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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.

Travelers Ordered to Reimburse N.C. Shop After Steering Accusation

Travelers and the North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) have entered into a voluntary settlement agreement following an accusation of steering by Pack Brothers Collision Center.

Indiana Senate Unanimously Passes Anti-Steering Bill, Minus Several Insurer Restrictions

The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit insurer steering and would place other restrictions on insurance carriers and body shops.

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.

VIDEO: Consumer Collision Rights Awareness, Presented by Kia

BodyShop Business has debuted a new video presented by Kia that features BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl discussing hot trends and topics in the collision repair industry.

Anti-Steering Measure Dies After Maine Governor’s Veto

Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed legislation that aimed to clarify Maine’s anti-steering law.

Proposed California Anti-Steering Regulation Amended

Section addressing third-party claims added, and language changed relating to insurers telling claimants a chosen shop has a poor record of service or quality.

Minnesota Body Shop Owner Complains to Local Paper About Steering

Lloyd Van Raden, owner of Lloyd’s Auto Body, says DRPs encourage collision repair facility owners to take shortcuts or use inferior parts.

Car Crash Victim Says Her Insurance Company Approved “Dangerous Repairs”

A Florida news station takes on a recurring issue once again: Insurance companies accused of steering car crash victims to their preferred shops.

Wisconsin Governor Signs Anti-Steering Bill

Bill author Representative Edward Brooks to collision repairers: “Be patient, talk to your legislators and understand that a successful bill will involve input from all stakeholders. Legislation takes time, but it will be worth it once the bill is passed.”

Mississippi Attorney General Begins Investigation into Possible Steering

Jim Hood implored U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate auto insurers and steering in March 2015, and one month later filed a suit against State Farm.

AASP-MN Loses Battle Over Steering, Parts Procurement Bill

Association watches as its provisions to close a steering loophole and prohibit insurer mandates for specific parts procurement software programs and electronic estimating systems get stripped out at last minute.