DOJ Accepting Comment on 1963 Consent Decree

Sept. 10, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking public comment on potentially ending a federal consent decree involving the collision repair industry.

Sept. 10, 2019—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking public comment on potentially ending the 1963 Consent Decree.

The public has a deadline of October 2.

The 1963 Consent Decree forbade three insurance trade associations and their members (more than 250 at the time) from engaging in several practices, including setting prices and steering automotive repair work away from certain auto body facilities.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) is encouraging members to make comment, per a press release, and believes that terminating this Decree would have a devastating effect on both the motoring public and the national collision repair industry.

For public comment, DOJ is accepting them at  JudgmentTerminationComments@usdoj.gov with the subject line “U.S. vs. Association of Casualty and Surety Companies, et al.: 63 Civ. 3106” (note: Information that is submitted in connection with this matter cannot be maintained as confidential by the Department of Justice. Written submissions should not include any information that the submitting person or entity seeks to preserve as private or confidential)

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