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Assignment of Benefits Abuse in Auto Glass: Myths vs. Facts

Opponents of reforming Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse and lawsuits involving auto glass claims are making a number of arguments that are misleading or flat-out false. Here are some of the “myths” reform opponents are perpetuating, followed by the facts.

From: Consumer Protection Coalition

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Letter to Lawmakers: Frances Dicostanza

Victim of AOB abuse Frances Dicostanza shares her story with Florida lawmakers to urge lawmakers to take action this legislative session to prevent AOB abuse from harming others.

From: Consumer Protection Coalition

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AOB Lawsuits Increase for 8th Year

A New Florida Justice Reform Institute Report demonstrates how AOB abuse continues to result in significant costs for consumers, all for the benefit of a few attorneys and repair vendors.

From: Consumer Protection Coalition

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Assignment of Benefits Update:

2018 Data

For the eighth consecutive year, AOB lawsuits make up more than half of all litigation filed against insurers statewide. In 2018, 18% more AOB lawsuits2 were filed than in 2017. If you compare 2018 to 2008 numbers, the percentage change is over 900%

From: Florida Justice Reform Institute

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Florida's Automobile Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Law

PIP is a mandatory insurance coverage that must be purchased by every owner or
registrant of a motor vehicle that is required to be licensed and registered in Florida.

From: Personal Injury Federation of Florida

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Florida's Assignment of Benefits Crisis

Runaway litigation is spreading, and consumers are paying the price.

From: Insurance Information Institute

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Protecting Your Pocketbook

A New Florida Justice Reform Institute Report demonstrates how AOB abuse continues to result in significant costs for consumers, all for the benefit of a few attorneys and repair vendors.

 

From: Consumer Protection Coalition

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Florida's Assignment of Benefits Crisis

An Update on the Abuse of Assignments of Benefits and its Correlation with One-Way Attorney’s Fees

From: Florida Justice Reform Institute

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Assignment of Benefits Legal Service of Process Data

The data provided in these graphics is directly from the Department of Financial Services’ Legal Service of Process Portal. This data focuses solely on property/casualty insurance company lawsuits filed between 2006 and 2016.

 

From: Department of Financial Services

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Assignment of Benefits Fact Sheet

A white paper containing potential solutions that limit the scope of an assignment of benefit for the protection of insurers and consumers with low cost of implementation.

From: Council of Property Claims Professionals

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