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Tuesday, 01 March 2022 12:14

MA Auto Body Shops Protest Lowest-in-Nation Insurance Reimbursements

Written by WHAV Staff

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Several local auto body shops in Massachsetts are among dozens statewide to protest what they call “unsustainably low reimbursement rates that were artificially set by insurance companies.”

Thursday, 24 February 2022 15:08

New York Auto Show on for April

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With a host of innovations and fresh new experiences, the 2022 New York Auto Show will open its doors to the public to kickstart the springtime automotive selling season. 

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Five defendants were indicted for multiple charges in Maryland after investigators said they used two auto body shops to orchestrate the distribution of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

Thursday, 24 February 2022 09:10

Rhode Island Secretary Headed to Jail After $220K Insurance Scam

Written by Ryan Smith, Insurance Business

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A Rhode Island woman is headed to federal prison for stealing insurance payments meant for the customers of the auto body shop where she worked as an office secretary, according to the Department of Justice.

Monday, 21 February 2022 10:00

Catalytic Converter Thefts Spike, Raise Concerns in Central PA

Written by Matt Alvarez, WTAJ News

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Catalytic converters are stolen from under vehicles monthly if not weekly in Central Pennsylvania, according to state police. Just why are catalytic converters such popular car parts to steal?

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Lucid Group on Feb. 17 announced the official opening of its newest Studio location at The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ.