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Monday, 21 May 2018 21:24

Hawai‘i Reaches $7 Million Settlement With Takata Over Dangerous Airbags

Written by Staff, Big Island Now

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection on behalf of the state of Hawai‘i recently announced a settlement with Takata Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings, Inc. (Takata) over the state’s claims that Takata engaged in unlawful practices in connection with the marketing and sale of its dangerous airbags installed in vehicles sold to Hawai‘i consumers.

Monday, 21 May 2018 17:00

13 Arrested in Auto Insurance Fraud Ring in Merced, CA

Written by Staff, Dutra’s The Paper

Thirteen people were arrested May 11 following a lengthy investigation by the Merced, CA, County District Attorney’s office into an automobile insurance fraud ring involving 10 different insurance companies that paid out more than $430,000 in bogus claims, District Attorney Larry D. Morse II announced.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:53

Apple Now Has 50+ Self-Driving Cars on the Road in CA

Written by Peter Cao, 9 to 5 Mac

Apple’s autonomous vehicle program is one of the biggest known secrets in the tech industry. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:13

CA Jury Awards Fired Allstate Employee More Than $18 Million

Written by Denise Johnson, Claims Journal

A former Allstate Insurance Co. employee who was fired following an arrest has been awarded more than $18 million in damages.

Monday, 14 May 2018 17:45

Charlie’s Auto Body to Grow to Meet New Demands in Lynden, WA

Written by Staff, Lynden Tribune

Charlie’s Auto Body will keep up with the rapid pace of change in auto technology by doubling its production space and expanding services offered in order to better meet the needs of a new generation of vehicles and their owners.

Canines and the collision repair industry seem to go together, which is why there are so many shop dogs working for free as they help their crews all over the country. 

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