Survey: Following OEM procedures best way to avoid liability

The majority of survey respondents believe a similar judgment could be handed down here, but dissenters note that Canada’s litigation laws are somewhat different from those found in the US.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — October 17, 2017 — The need to follow OEM procedures has been mentioned by numerous industry figures and OEM position statements, but the recent verdict against John Eagle Collision Centre in Texas has thrown the situation into stark relief. In brief, the facility did not follow OEM procedure when […]

Improving Standards: John Eagle to help promote OEM procedures after lawsuit

John Eagle Collision Center in Dallas, Texas. The shop, which has been ordered to pay $31.5 million in a settle due to repairs that didn't match OEM standards, has issued a joint statement with Tracy Law Firm saying it will help encourage other shops to follow the repair guidelines laid out by the OEMs.

By Tom Davis Dallas, Texas — October 5, 2017 — John Eagle Collision Center and attorney Todd Tracy of Tracy Law Firm have “agreed to work together today to improve safety standards in the nation’s collision repair industry,” according to a joint press release. The announcement follows a Dallas county civil jury’s verdict, as reported […]