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I-CAR leaders, during the training organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, in late July, openly explained that the past year had been a tough one financially, but also pointed to a number of accomplishments as well as plans for the future that they believe will turn things around for the non-profit.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007 18:05

Industry Mourns Loss of March Taylor

March Taylor DiesThe Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and its Board of Directors extend our prayers and thoughts to the family of March Taylor as we mourn his loss. March's effect on SCRS, the industry and each of us on a personal level can't be measured or quantified. An individual that touched the lives of many, he continuously poured his efforts into an industry that he believed in.
In the first auto body shop fraud case tried under a 1993 state law, a Los Angeles jury issued an injunction against Hollywood Auto Collision, prohibiting the shop from submitting further false claims to Farmers Insurance Exchange. After a weeklong trial, the jury deliberated for less than five hours July 9 before awarding Farmers Insurance $163,387. Plaintiff's lawyers successfully proved the auto body shop violated the Insurance Frauds Prevention Act and part of the California Business and Professions Code.
What the California Autobody Association (CAA) refers to as “an extremely valuable benefit tool that shops should read and utilize” – Collision Industry Guide – is now available to members of the association.
Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:00

California customizer wins coveted award

“Undisputed” – painted by Alan Palmer of Palmer’s Custom Paint & Body, won the 2007 Outstanding Paint division of the Don Ridler Memorial Award at Detroit’s Autorama.

Two legislative bills that would change the way that vehicle total losses are disclosed to the public have earned the support of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).