AGRReports Sept/Oct 2019

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These were the most-clicked stories since the last is-sue of AGRR™ magazine. If you’d like to stay current on all the auto glass industry news, sign up for AGRR magazine’s free business-day e-newsletter at™.

1 Supreme Court Sides with Auto Glass Shop in Lawsuit

The four-year legal battle between a Vermont auto repair shop and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide) has come to an end. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Parker’s Classic Auto Works, Ltd. (PCAW).
Visit and enter “Justice Karen” into the News Archive Search box on the right hand side of the page.

2 Three Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar

Three new recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) that may impact your business. The auto manufacturers involved are Subaru of America. Inc. (Subaru), LA West, Inc. (LA West), and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA).
Visit and enter “LA West recall” into the Search box.

3 Wilson vs. Safelite Lawsuit Comes to an End Through Court of Appeals

The United States’ Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals three judge panel ruled to dismiss Dan Wilson’s lawsuit which highlighted employee benefit plan issues at Safelite Group Inc. (Safelite).
Visit and enter “Retirement lawsuit” into the Search box.

4 Ford Stresses Importance of Glass Repairs

In the recent issue of Ford’s On Target newsletter, aimed at Ford and Lincoln wholesalers and the collision repair industry, the auto maker details the importance of “proper fixed glass repair.” Ford Motor Company’s Senior Damageability Engineer Gerry Bonanni was interviewed regarding the proper repair procedure for vehicle fixed glass, and the important role it plays. Bonanni went so far as to say that skipping of a step or not following procedures exactly could result in “catastrophic results.”
Visit and enter “Ford” into the Search box.

5 Geico’s Florida Fraud Case May Get a New Date

Geico Insurance Co.’s (Geico) Florida lawsuit against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau, might have a new date in court. Martineau and his company, re-quested an extension to respond to Geico’s allegations against them.
Visit and enter “Sean Martineau” into the Search box.

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