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Minnesota Supreme Court to Review Recent Decisions Regarding "Assignments of Benefits"

Chuck Lloyd was able to share his good news about these cases last week at the IGA Conference in Las Vegas.

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order last week that it will review the cases of Auto Owners Insurance Co. vs. Star Windshield Repair Inc., Star Windshield Repair Inc. vs. Western National Insurance Co., the Glass Network and Auto Glass Express vs. Austin Mutual Insurance Co. and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. vs. Archer Auto Glass. The court will review all four cases, specifically with regard to "the validity of the post-loss assignments of insurance proceeds." The Minnesota Court of Appeals had previously ruled that anti-assignment language in the insurance policies precludes assignment of post-loss auto-glass claims. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

"We haven't won, but the reality of it is we're back in the game," said Chuck Lloyd of Livgard and Rabuse, who represents all three glass shops involved. Lloyd spoke to a group of independents last week during the Independent Glass Association's (IGA) annual conference in Las Vegas last week. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

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