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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 19:08

Firefighters Battle NJ Blaze

Firefighters battled a raging blaze March 16 at a Paterson, NJ, mixed-use building.

A Hudson County, NJ, man admitted in federal court on March 10 he recruited Bergen County, NJ, traffic accident victims for an insurance fraud racket that racked up $3.5 million in bogus medical bills.

Associations and businesses have begun to speak out---in both opposition and support---of a new piece of auto glass legislation introduced in Connecticut’s General Assembly.

In a continued effort to address collision repair industry concerns, AASP/MA has created five committees within its Board of Directors to identify new potential solutions focused in specific areas problematic for Massachusetts body shops. 

The Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association, in collaboration with AASP/NJ and the NORTHEAST management, have been updated as to the decision to move the show to new dates of August 21-23, 2020.

The New Jersey Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on Jan. 9 amended Senate Bill 2144, which would allow policyholders to sue insurance companies for unfair practices, and its companion Assembly Bill 4293, down to just one line of automotive coverage and removed the call for triple damages for violations. 

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