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  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to require insurance companies, junkyards and salvage yards to provide information on totaled vehicles for the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) by the end of March. The DOJ is movi
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging Washington state automotive repairers to contact their state legislators to oppose House Bills 1714 and 1712.
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  • Porsche is expanding and formalizing its collision repair activities in North America. In the company's first I-CAR technical clinic, presenter Mike Kukavica, collision repair technology instructor for Porsche Cars North America, announced that the G
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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) met and reported developments from its committees. Here are some of the highlights. The subject may have closed out the conference during an open microphone session, but ta
  • INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Kent Automotive has become the newest member of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance and will provide training to industry members and customers that will allow them to apply for I-CAR Gold Class points, an
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – ALLDATA has shown its support of the I-CAR Education Foundation by making a donation to the Collision Repair Education Campaign that will go towards grants and scholarships to be distributed to the schoo
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  • The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to block the merger of CCC Information Services Inc. and Mitchell International Inc., charging that the merger would hinder competition in the market for electronic systems used to estimate the cost of coll
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  • CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO — CCC Information Services and Mitchell International reaffirmed their commitment to their planned merger and intend to contest the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to oppose it. CCC and Mitchell
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  • With the national elections behind us, and many state legislatures closing up shop for the holidays, the collision repair industry will head into 2009 with an eye on state-level reforms of insurance industry practices, and facing an uncertain economy
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  • After two public hearings, one of which lasted more than six hours, collision repairers in Massachusetts are waiting to find out if the legislature will take steps to raise the state’s lower-than-average labor rates. The Special Commission on A
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The I-CAR International Advisory Committee (IAC) has added four new members – Leo Maki, Michigan Appraisal Service; Wendy Brent, GEICO; Roger Bloom, State Farm Insurance; and Patrice Marcil, DuPont
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has continued to exceed enforcement goals during Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, and the agency states that its emphasis on identifyi
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-elect Barack Obama has proposed a four-part stimulus plan to revitalize the U.S. economy. The four key sections of the plan include immediate action to create good jobs in America; immediate relief
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) says it is continuing to see growth in its new online registration process. Since implementation in November, the collision repair training
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) will be implemented by Jan. 30, providing a national database of vehicles compiled from state, salvage and insurer reporting. It will require insur
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fleet modernization program has been proposed by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., which would establish a national incentive program for voluntary
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Repairers and insurers interested in waterborne refinish systems will soon have a new training resource from the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). On March 2, I-CAR will launch
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  • A free Web seminar explaining how California businesses can reduce their disability access lawsuits is being offered by CalBizCentral and presented by the California Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Ford Motor Co. has asked a panel of judges to uphold a ban on imports of parts for the Ford F-150 truck that were found to violate the company’s design patents.
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business held a hearing Feb. 4 on “Health Care Reform in a Struggling Economy: What’s on the Horizon for Small Business?”  
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