[GRRN] State Farm Auto Insurance Lawsuit

Thu, 7 Oct 1999 12:06:36 EDT

I'm wondering if anyone knows details about the lawsuit in Illinois where a
jury just ruled that State Farm breached its contract with auto policy
holders by requiring body shops to use lower-priced generic body parts for
crash repairs, rather than those made by the auto manufacturers. The article
in my newspaper only mentions parts like hoods and bumpers, but I'm concerned
that this might throw a shadow over remanufactured parts like carburetors,
engines and other machinery, which would set back reuse efforts.

Susan Kinsella
Susan Kinsella
Conservatree and
Susan Kinsella & Associates
Novato, CA 94949
Phone/Fax: 415/883-6264
E-mail: seek@susankinsella.com
Website: www.conservatree.com