Source: Stimpson Communications

Bodyshop "David" Triumphs Over Progressive "Goliath" in Court -- Shop Owner Tells Story on Scene Genesis Podcast

PITTSFORD, NY--(Marketwire - August 20, 2008) - Bodyshop owner Greg Coccaro tells the riveting story of how he successfully defended himself against fraud charges leveled against him by giant Progressive Insurance in a new podcast from Scene Genesis.

The podcast can be heard on Click on About US/Press Room/Podcasts.

Coccaro, owner of North State Custom Auto in West Chester County, New York, triumphed when a New York Supreme Court judge tossed out Progressive's case this month.

The story has important implications for insurers, bodyshops and consumers who trust their insurer to choose a bodyshop that will do safe, high-quality repairs -- something that doesn't always happen, Coccaro says.

The victory cost Coccaro $400,000 in legal fees over three years. His suit against Progressive is pending.

This is the latest of "Topics in Ten," Scene Genesis' monthly podcast that brings opinions and ideas to the collision-repair industry.

About Scene Genesis

Scene Genesis offers SceneExchange, a novel Web-based marketplace that lets participating insurance companies' customers choose among participating collision-repair shops for prompt, high-quality repairs. More than 3,000 autobody shops nationally have signed up.

SceneExchange puts collision shops on an even playing field and puts control over workflow into the shop owners' hands -- and streamlines administration for insurers.

Scene Genesis welcomes inquiries from insurers and bodyshops.

For more information, visit and or contact Beth Bailey of Scene Genesis at 585-387-9883 or

Contact Information: Contact: Beth Bailey Scene Genesis 585-387-9883 Henry Stimpson Stimpson Communications 508-647-0705