The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is excited to be hosting an exclusive seminar presented by Todd Tracy—the lead attorney who won the plaintiffs in the recent John Eagle Collision case $42 million.
Scheduled for January 9 at the Gran Centurions Banquet Hall in Clark, NJ, Tracy will be presenting “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit: The Crucial Details for the $42 Million Verdict,” where he will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the famous lawsuit that reached every corner of the collision repair industry. Throughout the session, Tracy will share the ins and outs of the depositions and trial, and what eventually led the jury to their precedent-setting $42 million verdict.
With all the buzz following the verdict, Tracy’s session will arm participants with invaluable knowledge to bring back to their own shops. Attendees will not only gain insight into how they can avoid $42 million verdicts of their own, but will also find out what pushed the jury to ultimately decide that OEM procedures were more than just a suggestion for repairers—when the shop manager at John Eagle (Boyce Willis) believed otherwise. Tracy will also examine the effect business decisions can have on the outcome of a repair, as well as on the shop’s liability.
Additionally, to demonstrate to attendees just how imperative it is to follow OEM repair specifications and why aftermarket parts are unsuitable for customers’ safety, Tracy will review the results from a KARCO Engineering test. KARCO performed three identical crash tests: One with a glued-on roof (as the procedure was performed in the John Eagle case), one repaired with aftermarket parts and one repaired with OEM parts. The results provide concrete evidence that reinforce the error in John Eagle’s ways, in addition to benefitting shop owners in future negotiations with insurers.
Lastly, Tracy will leave attendees with the importance of standing up to insurance companies who work to cut costs at the expense of their customers’ safety.
The seminar will be held from 12-3:30PM, beginning with lunch and a cash bar. Pre-registration is required for this can’t miss event. Admission is free to AASP/NJ members, and is $100 for non-members.
For more information or to register, contact AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant at (732) 922-8909 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.