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Just One More Thing ...

Just One More Thing ...

Don’t let your compliance officer off the hook without an ironclad checklist of all the rules and regulations surrounding dealer advertising.

June 24, 2019

The Topic That Won’t Go Away: Loan Fees

The Topic That Won’t Go Away: Loan Fees

A North Dakota car buyer prevailed in a recent case involving loan (or ‘acquisition’) fees that reached the state supreme court, where the dealer was found to have failed to properly disclose the charge.

May 31, 2019

Disclaiming Warranties? Do It Right!

Disclaiming Warranties? Do It Right!

A Pennsylvania case proves the dealer’s choice of words can make or break a consumer’s claim resulting from the mechanical failure of a vehicle sold ‘as is.’

March 28, 2019

Impatient Consumer Loses Right to Revoke Acceptance of RV
Just How Good Are Those Predictions Anyway?
Remember: Leasing Is Also Regulated

Remember: Leasing Is Also Regulated

A Florida case proves that regulations pertaining to lease deals require just as much compliance acumen as cash or finance.

November 14, 2018

Lessons Without the Pain

Lessons Without the Pain

Three recent arbitration cases provide valuable guidance for dealers who prefer to learn their lessons from headlines rather than headaches.

October 2, 2018

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Hudson details a Connecticut lawsuit that confirmed as-is vehicle sales are subject to the UCC’s implied warranties rule.

August 6, 2018

Requiring Buyers to Buy Service Contracts? Read This.
Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Some states, including Minnesota, permit ‘as is’ sales with no written warranty and an exclusion of implied warranties. No state, including Minnesota, permits fraud.

May 30, 2018

Arbitration Agreements: Not Always Good All the Time
A Dealer Win, and a Couple of Lessons
Treat Your Customers With Consideration

Treat Your Customers With Consideration

Consideration is both an admirable trait and a legal term. Hudson explains how one Tennessee dealer prevailed when a car buyer objected to arbitration.

March 1, 2018

Can I Call Them or What?

Can I Call Them or What?

Hudson’s warning of a coming crackdown on dealer fraud came too late for Nissan of New Rochelle and Sansone Hyundai.

November 29, 2017

Oink, Oink

Oink, Oink

Can damages exist without evidence? Hudson retells the story of a New Jersey dealer who stood up to charges of concealing a salvage title — and won.

September 18, 2017