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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 longtime Augusta, ME, collision center manager who summers on a boat in Boothbay Harbor has bought Pro Body Works in Wiscasset, ME, from the Westport Island man who had it its first 37 years.

On Thursday, Jan. 9, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 1712, which will require vehicle manufacturers to send a notice to consumers within 90 days of a new car lease or purchase of their warranty rights under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).

Safelite’s second motion to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit in New Jersey District Court has been denied.

Unless current law is updated, Massachusetts residents will increasingly lose the ability to take their cars to independent repair shops and be forced to pay more at dealerships, the head of the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition told members of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce at its Executive Breakfast Forum.

While most of his days are filled with car parts, bondo and paint, Eagle Auto Body owner, Rob Albino’s other days are filled with him taking the turns on a racetrack.

A complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against a towing company which the complaint claims has overcharged thousands of consumers who required towing services from a towing company that is the exclusive towing company authorized by the New York City Police Department to tow vehicles on seven highways with a daily vehicle volume of 1.2 million cars per day.

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