Kevin Michael Bradshaw, VP of Operations at K and M Collision LLC, says, “I think the lawsuit will uncover and prove what many shops throughout the country have known for years, that the insurance companies are refusing to pay for proper repairs, and are using illegal methods to suppress the market rate.”
This is the latest in a series of actions taken by body shops throughout the country in an effort to push back against insurance company tactics that they believe to be unlawful. The Mississippi Collision Repair Association filed to block State Farm’s PartsTrader parts procurement mandate in the summer of 2013; a Tennessee body shop filed suit against Progressive for steering and shortpays in November of 2013, and Ray Gunder has filed suit to block State Farm’s PartsTrader in Florida.
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