In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Stories of the Week of July 1-5

These were the top five collision repair news stories on Autobody News this week. Scroll through to get caught up, or if you want a second read.

GM Facing More Lawsuits Over Driver-Behavior Data Sharing

Plaintiffs in class action lawsuits say their data was provided without their consent to insurance companies, leading to rate hikes.

CCC Crash Course Report: Severe Weather Driving Up Auto Repair Costs

CCC's now-quarterly Crash Course report found increases in repair times and costs due to storm-related damages.

New York State Senate Passes Bill to Curb Sidewalk Parking Near Auto Repair Shops

The bill's authors said illegal parking blocks residents who need to use sidewalks, but repairers say there isn't enough space around their shops to comply.

UAW, BMW Regional Distribution Center Reach Historic Tentative Agreement

Workers threatened to strike if a more favorable contract was not offered before the June 30 expiration of the current one.

Midwest Trade Show Helps Collision Repairers Work On Their Businesses

The regional tradeshow and conference brought 18 national presenters to Kansas as part of the educational sessions held.

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