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Industry News for Consumers
Body Shops Around the Country are Suing Big Insurance Companies over Dangerous Car Repairs
A federal lawsuit accuses some of the country’s largest auto insurance companies of taking short cuts and authorizing unsafe repairs of damaged cars.
But as the suit winds its way through the courts, some say lives are being put at risk.
Blumenthal Urges Attorney General to Investigate Auto Insurance Scheme that may put Consumer Safety at Risk
Following a CNN investigation uncovering new evidence that auto insurance companies may be directing repair shops to use cheaper and possibly more dangerous parts, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate.
Are Cheap Repairs Part of an Insurance Scheme?
CNN's Drew Griffin investigates claims that some insurance companies are skimping on repairing damaged vehicles to pad their profits.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood Asks U.S. Attorney General to Stop Bad Insurance Industry PracticesSome insurance companies’ are “steering” auto policyholders to certain repair shops and coercing those shops to use inferior replacement parts. "The intent of those practices is to pad the insurers’ bottom line," Hood said in the letter dated March 13.
Read the full letter here.