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1HomePageMap small ne 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

A Jersey Shore used car dealer tried to sell desperately-needed personal protective equipment to New York City officials at a 400% markup as part of a $45 million COVID-19 price-gouging scheme, federal authorities charged.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued an opinion providing helpful language policyholders and their counsel will likely cite in support of arguments for insurance covering business interruption losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House lawmakers formally advanced a resolution May 21 to terminate Pennsylvania’s disaster declaration for COVID-19 in an attempt to relieve economic pressure from the state-enforced shut down.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on May 18 outlined his three-phase plan for reopening the state.

Pennsylvania will lift some pandemic restrictions in a dozen more counties next week as demonstrators gathered on the Capitol steps May 15 to protest the ongoing lockdown.

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) on May 12 issued a bulletin requiring certain insurance carriers to assess whether the statewide lockdown due to coronavirus warrants reduced premiums and refunds for policyholders.