Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia
U.S. District Judge Carlos Mendoza denied Auto Glass America (AGA) and its owner Charles Isaly’s motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in its assignment of benefits (AOB) fraud lawsuit July 13.
The Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) fraud lawsuit between Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO General Insurance Company and GEICO Casualty Co. (collectively GEICO) and defendants Smart Ride (originally organized under the name Chipio Windshield Repair LLC), Andrew Baker, Gerald Salko, Lawrence Tenebaum and Michael Meryash (all of whom controlled Smart Ride), the Baumer Group LLC, Stealing Home LLC and Rekaba LLC reached a settlement, and the case is expected to be dismissed.
A bill that would offer Georgia businesses legal protection from certain coronavirus-related lawsuits is on Gov. Brian Kemp's desk.
Auto Glass Inspection Services Inc. (AGIS) urged the court to grant an order of protection relating to Auto Glass America, LLC’s (AGA) notices of deposition duces tecum.
Florida has ranked sixth in the nation for coronavirus spread for six weeks according to a model tracking COVID-19 transmission, and three other projection models forecast bad scenarios for the state by Oct. 1.
A Georgia Senate committee wants to protect businesses, governments, property owners and emergency personnel from being sued if someone claims they contracted COVID-19 because of them.
Legislation to prevent businesses, schools, nonprofits and other entities from being sued in COVID-19-related lawsuits passed the Tennessee House on June 16.