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June 11, 2015

Arkansas Dealer to Pay $90,000 Penalty for Not Displaying Buyers Guide

An Arkansas auto dealer and its owners have agreed to pay a $90,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale.

June 2, 2015

FTC Clarifies Online Marketing Guidelines in Latest Update

The Federal Trade Commission released updated guidance regarding endorsements and testimonials. It addresses topics such as Twitter endorsements, Facebook 'Likes' and YouTube videos.

June 2, 2015

FTC Approves Final Consent Orders in Two Deceptive Ad Cases

The Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders which prohibit Jim Burke Nissan of Birmingham, Ala., and Ross Nissan of El Monte, Calif., from deceptively advertising the sale, financing and leasing of their vehicles.

May 1, 2015

Spin Control

The magazine’s resident legal insider says the media departments at two of the industry’s top regulators got a little too creative with their recent work.

February 24, 2015

CPS CEO: Finance Source Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Consumer Portfolio Services CEO Charles Bradley laid out the lender’s compliance efforts during a quarterly earnings call last week. The finance source’s subprime lending activities are currently being investigated by Department of Justice.

January 20, 2015

7 Regulatory Predictions for 2015

The magazine’s resident legal wiz dusts off his crystal ball and offers his regulatory forecast for the coming year.

October 30, 2014

Early Bird Rate for Compliance Summit Expires Friday

Agents, dealers and F&I personnel interested in attending the industry's newest compliance event must register by midnight tomorrow to save $100. Watch the video for more details.

September 16, 2014

Biweekly Payment Provider Bulks Up Compliance Practices

USEA implements code of ethics and a certification test for its dealership partners. The move comes more than three months after the NADA notified members that the FTC was investigating biweekly payment programs.

September 2, 2014

FTC Updates Fees for 'Do Not Call' Registry

Starting Oct. 1, telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will pay $60, an increase of $1, for access to Registry phone numbers in a single area code.

July 22, 2014

RouteOne to Cover Regulator Scrutiny of F&I Products in Upcoming Webinar

RouteOne attorney Joseph Karam and National Business Development Manager Jesse Pappas will discuss the forthcoming scrutiny of F&I products by the CFPB and the FTC during a webinar on July 23.