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The FTC Strikes Again

The FTC Strikes Again

If a dealer can provide their paper trail to a regulator or jury, it should demonstrate that the consumer indeed made informed decisions throughout the process and there was no deception intended.

June 22, 2022

Auto Marketing Company Banned from Industry Under FTC Order
FTC Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts for 2022
Automotive Compliance Education Adds Safeguards Specialist Certification to Offerings
The FTC Suggests We Buckle Up

The FTC Suggests We Buckle Up

The FTC recently issued a report that summarizes its enforcement actions, roundtable findings, consumer workshops, and in-person interviews with 38 Washington D.C. metro-area consumers focused on deceptive advertising practices, spot-delivery, and voluntary protection products.

October 28, 2020

FTC Shuts Down Websites Offering Fake Pay Stubs for Sale

FTC Shuts Down Websites Offering Fake Pay Stubs for Sale

The operators of websites that sold fake pay stubs and other financial documents have agreed to permanently shut down their business as part of separate settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, the regulator announced this week.

September 19, 2018

FTC Charges Arizona Group With Falsifying Incomes on Consumer Credit Apps
FTC, 12 Partner Agencies Conduct Used Car Rule Compliance Sweep
Webinar: Who Will Take Up the CFPB's Torch?

Webinar: Who Will Take Up the CFPB's Torch?

On June 6, Hudson Cook LLP attorney and partner Eric Johnson will join F&I and Showroom’s Gregory Arroyo for Part 1 of the magazine’s compliance webinar series. He will examine the likely candidates to take up the CFPB’s torch, and explain why F&I product pricing isn't out of the regulatory woods just yet.

May 15, 2018

FTC Blocks CDK Global's Acquisition of Auto/Mate

The regulator had charged in an administrative complaint that the proposed sale violates federal antitrust laws. The two companies subsequently announced they are abandoning the proposed merger. Auto/Mate officials said the technology company is no longer for sale.

March 20, 2018

FTC Approves Consent Order in Texas Dealer’s Deceptive Advertising Case
Norm Reeves Dealerships to Pay $1.4 Million for Violating 2014 FTC Order

FTC Approves Settlements With CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr

The Federal Trade Commission last week approved settlements with CarMax, Asbury Automotive, and West-Herr Automotive Group, which the regulator charged with failing to disclose that some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale had unrepaired safety recalls despite the companies' claims of rigorous vehicle inspections.

April 6, 2017

Tom Hudson Releases Book on Fed Government’s War on Dealers

In his new book, the attorney traces actions over the last five years by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. It addresses the government's war on several fronts, from advertising and discrimination to disclosure requirements and other everyday compliance issues.

February 16, 2017

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