Huge, Huge Vicotry For Our Industry

See attached Judges ruling (PDF Download). These Attorney Fees ordered by Judge Barry W. Bennett are for cases won against State Farm on short pay amounts of less than $300.00. Simply put, the wrong has been made RIGHT! I will continue to “POUND THAT ROCK”. Needless to say my faith in the legal system is warranted. I’m able to share this because State Farm was unsuccessful in GAGGING ME.

“Pounding That Rock”
Ray Gunder
owner of Gunder’s Auto Center in Lakeland, FL

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Ray Gunder Settles Lawsuit Against State Farm

April 4. 2103
From FenderBender

April 4, 2013—Shop owner Ray Gunder, owner of Gunder’s Auto Center in Lakeland, Fla., reported that he has settled a lawsuit he filed against State Farm Insurance.

Attorney Brent Geohagan, legal counsel for Gunder, received a letter from State Farm’s legal counsel stating that they have elected to provide full payment for the disputed amount of $553.77 to settle a lawsuit that Gunder filed for underpayments of labor rates, paints and materials.

State Farm also agreed to pay all of Gunder’s legal fees and costs relative to the lawsuit.

According to Gunder, he raised his body labor rate from $42 to $48 per hour in April 2012 and began demanding full payment of PMC Logic’s paint and material invoices, to which State Farm was resistant.

Along with State Farm, Allstate, USAA, Travelers and GEICO insurance are all defendants in the approximately 40 current lawsuits levied by Ray Gunder.

“Today’s announcement may bring other insurers to reconsider their positions,” said Gunder. “Generally speaking, insurers often follow State Farm’s lead on such issues. It will be interesting to see what happens in the weeks and months ahead.”

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