The Florida Legislature earlier this year struck a mighty blow for auto insurers in their years-long fight against windshield repair shops, ending assignment-of-benefits and the practice of offering gifts to insureds.

Now, the Florida Supreme Court could soon decide another battle in the war and answer the question of whether insurance companies have a right to sue auto-glass repair shops in AOB cases.

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals this week certified a question to the Florida Supreme Court, asking it to answer, once and for all, if Florida’s Motor Vehicle Repair Act grants an auto insurer a cause of action – or does the law limit lawsuits only to actual customers, as the wording of the law suggests.

“After careful review, and with the benefit of oral argument, we could find no de

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