Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1002 into law last week with the goal of ending assignment-of-benefit (AOB)-related litigation involving cracked windshields.

Also known as the Windshield Repair Bill, SB 1002 aims to prevent glass repair shops and attorneys from exploiting a law meant to encourage motorists to repair or replace damaged windshields.

“It’s just a continuation of the corrective measures that we’ve needed in Florida to level the playing field, and reduce the fraud that’s out there,” said Tom Gaitens, Florida executive director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA). “This became a cottage industry.”

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