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1 Safelite Acquires Ideal Auto Glass
Safelite Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired Ideal Auto lass, a Florida-based company with two locations in the greater Orlando area. The deal is the fourth acquisition that Safelite has announced this year.
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2 Former Auto Glass Employee Charged with Embezzling $1.3 Million
Ashley Sumner, 36, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $1.3 million from Allstate Glass in Holbrook, Mass. She was an employee of Allstate Glass from 2020 until her resignation in February 2023.
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3 Driven Brands Being Investigated by 3 Law Firms After Stock Plunges
Three law firms have begun investigating potential securities fraud claims on behalf of Driven Brands shareholders following the company’s stock hitting an all-time low in early August. The investigations were announced after Driven Brands admitted it’s “a few quarters behind” integrating multiple auto glass acquisitions under its Auto Glass Now brand.
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4 Campfield vs. Safelite: Appeals Court Searches for Damages
The Sixth Circuit Appeals Court reviewed a 2021 district court ruling against Richard Campfield, owner and president of Ultra Bond, who sued Safelite Group alleging the
company had engaged in false advertising that hurt his business.
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5 GM Working to Develop Electrically Heated Windshield
General Motors (GM) filed a patent application for a new, electrically heated windshield system last year, according to a patent application that was published in mid-July.
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