The Automotive Service Association (ASA) urged Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons to veto Nevada Senate Bill 360, the Salvaged Vehicles Act, because it is anti-consumer and not in the best interests of the collision repair industry.
The Senate voted June 18 to approve the Cash for Clunkers legislation, which was contained in a $106-billion war-spending bill. It passed after a failed attempt to remove the vehicle incentive language from the bill.
The California State Senate unanimously approved a bill that would add to the "Consumer Bill of Rights" the right of a claimant to obtain an estimate of repairs independent of the insurer. Assembly Bill 1179, legislation requested by the Collision Re
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog is urging Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) to amend her proposal (AB 1200) that will undo a current California law prohibiting insurance companies from steering customers to auto body shops under contract with t
Connecticut Attorney General Richard A. Blumenthal today launched a nationwide call to all state attorneys general to join in urging the United States Attorney General to enforce federal antitrust laws that protect consumers against unlawful auto ins
More than $6.8 million was awarded to 12 states and to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) to protect consumers from vehicle fraud and unsafe vehicles, according to the Department of Justice.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services held a hearing to discuss “Capital Markets Regulatory Reform: Strengthening Investor Protection, Enhancing Oversight of Private Pools of Capital, and Creating a National Insuranc
Some 75 California collision repair professionals representing about 40 body shops spent their Thursday evening discussing the details involved in filing a class action lawsuit against State Farm Insurance over alleged steering. The consensus reached
The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (DBR) fined Allstate Insurance Co. $5,000 for violating a state law that allows consumers to select where they have their vehicle repaired. The law prohibits insurance companies from “interferi
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property and Casualty Insurance Committee Spring 2010 meetings will be held Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7, in Isle of Palms, S.C. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has asked r
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, which amends the McCarran-Ferguson Act. The Act provides that nothing in the act shall modify, impair or supersede the operation of any of the
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on "Design Patents and Auto Replacement Parts" March 22, focusing on Rep. Zoe Lofgren's, D-Calif., "Access to Repair Parts Act," H.R. 3059.
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