Re: State Farm Auto Insurance Lawsuit

Ann Schneider (aschneid@cats.UCSC.EDU)
Thu, 7 Oct 1999 23:21:23 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Susan:

The media in my area said in only referred to generic parts it didn't
mention refurbished parts. Best guess for more info on it would be to
check with RICI - - Remanufacturing Industries Council International

Ann Schneider'

On Thu, 7 Oct 1999 wrote:

> 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
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