Category archive: Industry News

AASP/NJ Executive Director Speaks Out on Alleged Body Shop P&M Scammer

When I read the article about a body shop owner scamming an insurance company on the cost of paint and materials, my blood started to boil. The more I read, the hotter I got, but not for the reasons that one might first imagine. First, let me be perfectly clear. I have no compassion for…


AASP/NJ Reacts to PartsTrader’s Elimination of Fax Option

As PartsTrader and State Farm continue to roll out their parts procurement program across the country, the announcement of the removal of the shops’ option to order from any vendor they choose comes as no surprise to the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ). From day one, AASP/NJ has been one of…


Illinois Supreme Court has overturned Avery vs State Farm

Illinois Supreme Court has overturned the Avery vs State Farm, Non-OEM Parts Suit The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the lower court erred in certifying a nationwide class in the Avery vs State Farm Non-OEM Parts case because of different language in different policies. It appears that the main reason the case was overturned has…