An insurance company and a St. Albans body shop owner are temporarily barred from using junkyard parts to repair vehicles.
The Charleston Gazette reports that a Kanawha County judge has issued a temporary injunction in the West Virginia case against Liberty Mutual and Greg Chandler.
Monday’s decision by Circuit Court Judge Charles E. King came in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s office against the insurer and Chandler.
The lawsuit seeks to force Liberty Mutual to stop requiring body shops to use reconditioned, remanufactured and used parts for vehicle repairs.
King also ordered Liberty Mutual to release the names and contact information of consumers who may have been affected by the policy.
Assistant Attorney General Matthew Stonestreet says the office plans to request a permanent injunction.
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