A clear win for glass installers

Mankato Free Press
August 3, 2009

You get in a crash. You get your car repaired. Your mechanic bills the insurance company.

Usually, it ends there.

But for St. James-based Star Windshield, that’s where it began.

The glass repair company would only get part of its bill from insurers and wound up taking them to court to get the rest, starting in 2007. In one case, Star billed Western National Insurance Co. for $742.69 and received $530.45. An arbitrator ruled the insurance company should pay back the difference, plus interest.

After more arbitrations, insurance companies took the company, and others in Minnesota, to court to stop the judgments.

It worked, according to an Aug. 2 Mankato Free Press report.

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