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Thursday, 21 October 2010 16:15

Collision Industry Legal Fund Gets Large Contribution

In October a contributor sent a check for $2,500.00 to the recently founded Collision Industry Legal Fund. The Collision Industry Fund was recently established to provide financial assistance to Gunder’s Auto Center in Lakeland, Florida who has been involved in a long-lawsuit against State Farm Insurance over issues of Slander and Tortious interference, as well as State Farm’s wrongful failure to pay for certain repair procedures.

Gunder’s lawsuit against the auto Insurer stems from derogatory comments and wrongful activities on the part of State Farm representatives. The statements and actions are believed to have been made with the intent to harm the collision shop’s business and long- standing reputation within their community.

“While this is the largest single donation we have received to date, of which we are extremely grateful and thankful for, we also appreciate the many others we have received in various amounts from $10.00 to $500.00. The funds will be of enormous help in the ongoing legal costs, but this, along with the many other comments of support, provide us the motivation and conviction to continue this often difficult but honorable legal journey. This major contributor is courageous enough to authorize us to use their name but we chose to use discretion and not to release it”; says Ray Gunder, the company’s founder.

Ray goes on to say: “This fight isn’t just about Gunder’s and our customers, or just about State Farm; it’s about repairers and consumers who face the same issues of abuse day in and day out across the country. The insurer will try to outlast and outspend us if they can, but  [sic] we will see this through to the very end!”

If you would like to contribute to the Collision Industry Legal Fund please make your donations out to The Collision Industry Legal Fund and send your donations by mail to:

The Industry Legal Fund, Brent Geohagan Attny at Law 3001 Bartow Road, Lakeland, FL, 33803

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