If a finance company buys retail installment contracts from auto dealers in its home state, what happens when a consumer named in one of those contracts moves to a state with different laws from the company’s home state? Attorney Nikki Munro discusses a recent case that poses that very question.
August 28, 2012
Attorney Nicole Munro explains why dealers must be prepared if the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau comes knocking on their door and looks at some the the CFPB's recent enforcement actions.
August 7, 2012
For many years, Ohio law has left many wondering whether the cost of GAP products can be financed. Attorneys Nicole Munro and Glenn Knirsch discuss the recent passage of a bill in Ohio that at last addresses the uncertainty surrounding the sale of these products.
June 18, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently began a public inquiry into how consumers and financial services companies are affected by arbitration and arbitration clauses. Attorneys Nicole Munro and Latif Zaman of Hudson Cook look at how some state courts are finding ways to invalidate arbitration provisions.
April 24, 2012
Attorneys Nicole Munro and Peter Cockrell of Hudson Cook discuss the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) as it pertains to leasing vehicles to military servicemembers or dependents of military servicemembers.
February 29, 2012
With leadership in place, over 700 employees and bulletproof funding, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving full speed ahead. Attorney Nicole Munro discusses the CFPB's potential reach and how it could impact dealers.
January 31, 2012
Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice this time of year. The CFPB and the FTC are making lists that will be used to determine who is naughty and who is nice. Attorney Nicole Munro poses some questions dealers should consider to put together their own compliance checklists.
November 27, 2011
Attorney Nicole Munro discusses disclosures required by the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and its implementing Regulation B, along with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, when a consumer applies for secured credit.
October 25, 2011
Attorney Nicole Munro explains advertising disclosures required by the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and Regulation Z.
September 29, 2011
Before charging an expedited payment fee (or any other servicing fee), consult and consider your state’s laws on the topic. Attorney Nicole Munro explores servicing fees in depth.
December 8, 2010