As we move on into the new calendar year, fiscal year and wherever we happen to be in the model year, it’s time to take a final look back. Below, find the 15 most-read articles of 2016 (based on unique page views).
Enjoy, and we look forward to having you as readers, tipsters, commentators, and expert sources again for another year of Repairer Driven News.
Jan. 13: A Catawba County judge ruled that a Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet dealership must pay more than $438,000 in triple damages, attorneys fees and costs following an inadequate Land Rover repair. (More)
Dec. 5: Some New York and New Jersey collision repairers could receive $15-$16 less an hour from the nation’s largest auto insurer after a change in how State Farm determines “prevailing competitive prices” in certain metropolitan areas. (More)
Feb. 2: Sherwin-Williams has sought a new trial or a lower bill on a nearly $2.88 million judgement in favor of a California collision repairer who accused the paint manufacturer of stringing him along with unfulfilled promises to fix flawed waterborne paint supplied him. (More)
Jan. 20: Major collision repair groups continued to add to their chains in 2015, and while there might be fewer midsize MSOs to buy or franchise, they’re likely to continue scooping up shops across the country to bolster their networks. (More)
Dec. 16: Collision repairers and policyholders might have an easier time collecting and being made whole for necessary repair procedures following court actions this year against State Farm in a bad-faith contract case. (More)
Sept. 20: Millions of current and former policyholders now have a stake in a lawsuit alleging State Farm conspired to elect a judge which helped overturn a $1.05 billion decision over non-OEM auto body parts used on the customers’ vehicles. (More)
With NSF and CAPA offering different suggestions for reform, aftermarket industry leaders debated the competing parts certification standards at the Automotive Body Parts Association’s annual meeting,…