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  • On April 4, 2011, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and 26 of its affiliate associations sent a letter to the 10 Environmental Protection Agency regional offices requesting clarification on their interpretation and intended enforceme
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  • With Right to Repair legislation in Massachusetts heading out of the legislature and onto a statewide ballot initiative, two major automotive manufacturer trade associations have issued what they describe as a "comprehensive resource guide" showing w
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  • The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held a hearing on Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies. Witnesses included Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commiss
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  • A U.S. House committee held a hearing titled "Volt Vehicle Fire: What Did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?" The hearing comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an end to its investigation into Chevy Volt
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  • The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) said it supports the collision repair parts legislation that would dramatically reduce the time period that auto manufacturers could enforce their design patents on collision repair parts. The bill was introduced Feb
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  • A proposed bill that would have changed the way collision repair shops in Arizona do business has been held over to the next legislative session. House Bill 2394, introduced by state Rep. Nancy McLain (R-3) in the Arizona House of Representatives, wo
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  • Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., and Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., are proposing H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 that creates significant economic protections for small businesses when the U.S. Environ
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  • Reflexxion Automotive Products LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket automotive products, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit to protect its Diamond Standard line of bumpers and structural parts.
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  • The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is challenging the constitutionality of Rhode Island's Anti-Steering Act, which prohibits auto insurers from recommending body shops to customers and third-party claimants after they have se
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  • NSF International (NSF) dropped its lawsuit against the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) and Jack Gillis two days before NFS's execu
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  • The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 4, the "Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011," which repeals the 1099 reporting mandate in the new health care law by a vote of 87-12.
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  • South Carolina state Sen. David Thomas, R-Seneca, pre-filed legislation mirroring that of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair in December 2010. Today a committee vote was
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  • Although he's been running a successful body shop for a decade, Matt Huuki says that his new job as a state representative in Michigan has been a test of his organizational skills.
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  • The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) congratulated the California Senate for its leadership in passing Senate Bill 869, which was introduced by Senator Leland Yee and co-sponsored by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) and CAPA, and would r
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  • A joint committee hearing was held by the Consumer Affairs and Transportation committees of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on "Right to Repair." Testifying at the Philadelphia, Pa., hearing were three panels of witnesses, including automob
  • The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration, with the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, the Belmont County Common Please Court and the Belmont county Sheriff's Department carried out a court order June 27 to lock down an i
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  • Nick Orso's Body Shop in Syracuse, N.Y., is no stranger to the use of the assignment of proceeds process or to the bullying some insurance companies attempt to use to avoid paying claims.
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  • Throughout 2011, I-CAR has introduced several new online training programs, including programs with all-new content and instructor-led (live) training programs that have been converted to an online delivery format. Programs that have been converted f
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  • The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) supports the passage of a new law that eliminates the requirement that collision shops purchase more insurance than they need in order to maintain an auto body repair license in the
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  • The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved Senate Bill 1813, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)," which reauthorizes the nation's transportation programs for two years.
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