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1 Florida AOB Agreements in Crosshairs Again
Florida Rep. Philip Griffitts introduced legislation to the state’s House of Representatives that would bar vehicle insurance policy-holders from entering into assignment-of-benefit (AOB) contracts with repair shops. HB 541, filed on January 27, would prohibit policyholders from entering into such agreements starting with issuances on or after
July 1, 2023.
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2 GM Awarded Patent for Auto-Dimming Windshield
General Motors was awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a windshield capable of dimming when experiencing excessive glare from oncoming vehicles. When paired with an augmented reality heads-up display, the system also highlights approaching vehicles.
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3 RV Supplier Returns
After an approximate two-year hiatus, Import Glass Corporation (IGC) is once again offering auto glass for recreational vehicles and buses. Company vice president Ramon Gonzalez, Jr. says customer input brought about the company’s return to the market and the emergence of the IGC RV/Bus Division.
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4 Safelite to Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
Safelite AutoGlass and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came to terms with respect to the latter’s allegation of sex discrimination brought in September 2022. Safelite was accused of violating federal law by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because of gender. It will settle the case brought by the EEOC for $45,000.
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5 Safelite Acquires Missouri’s Mark’s Mobile Glass
Safelite Group acquired the auto glass assets of Mark’s Mobile Glass, a company that operates five locations throughout Missouri. The transaction marked Safelite’s first major acquisition of 2023.
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