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January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Registration Open for Dealer Summit 2016

Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that registration is now open for the event, which is scheduled for May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

Tags: compliance, Dealer Summit, DealerStrong, digital marketing, Greg Goebel, Jim Ziegler, lead conversion, reinsurance, sales, special finance

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Reynolds Becomes NIADA Member Benefit Partner

After working informally with the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association for a number of year, Reynolds and Reynolds has signed an agreement to become an NIADA Member Benefit Partner.

Tags: compliance, documentation, NIADA, Reynolds & Reynolds

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Volkswagen's North America Division President Resigns

Winfried Vahland, photo courtesy of VW.

A month after being appointed to the post, Winfried Vahland has resigned as the division president of Volkswagen North America, according to a report by the New York Times. Vahland leaves after 25 years with the company.

Tags: compliance, Diesel Powered, EPA, Volkswagen

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

RouteOne to Hold Data Security Webinar

Next week, RouteOne will hold its third quarterly dealer compliance webinar for dealers seeking to improve compliance and data protection.

Tags: compliance, data protection, RouteOne, webinar

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

MaximTrak Launches New Site, Educational Initiative

F&I technologies platform and services provider MaximTrak Technologies has launched a new interactive technology website and a content-based educational initiative for auto, powersports and RV dealerships.

Tags: compliance, F&I menus, Jim Maxim, Jr., MaximTrak

October 7, 2015 - Industry News

Reynolds Releases F&I Legal Library for Washington Dealers

Reynolds Document Services has released the Reynolds LAW Washington F&I Library, a comprehensive catalog of standardized, legally reviewed F&I documents available to new car and truck dealers in the state of Washington.

Tags: compliance, F&I, legal training, Reynolds & Reynolds

September 24, 2015 - Industry News

Dealer Charged With Forging Police Officer’s Signature

The president of a Michigan dealership is facing 14 felony charges after he allegedly submitted falsified vehicle inspection forms to a government office.

Tags: compliance, used vehicles, Vehicle Inspection

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Davis-Moore Automotive Named F&I Dealer of the Year

Davis-Moore Automotive's Sean Tarbell accepts the F&I Dealer of the Year award on behalf of the group during Industry Summit 2015. 

Wichita, Kan.-based Davis-Moore Automotive took home the F&I Dealer of the Year award during a ceremony at Industry Summit this week.

Tags: compliance, DOY Winners, F&I Dealer of the Year, F&I profit, Industry Summit

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Dealer Fined $690,000 for Consumer-Protection Law Violations

A used-car dealership will pay more than $690,000 after a New Jersey Superior Court Judge found that it violated state consumer protection laws and regulations a total of 640 times.

Tags: Attorney General, Buyers Guide, compliance, consumer protection, Craigslist, Federal Trade Commission, fine, New Jersey, used vehicles

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Dealer Group Accuses Maserati of Inflating Sales Numbers

A New York-based dealer group has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Maserati, claiming that the OEM inflated sales numbers and rewarded dealers who participated in its illegal schemes.

Tags: Bellavia Blatt, compliance, Lawsuit, manufacturer incentives, Maserati

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

CNCDA Says Tesla’s Referral Program Violates Bird-Dogging Ban

Photo via Flickr.

The California New Car Dealers Association has called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla Motors’ referral program, which the trade groups said constitutes “bird-dogging.”

Tags: California New Car Dealers Association, CNCDA, compliance, Tesla, Tesla Motors

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio AG Sues Used-Car Dealer for Title Violations

AMG Auto Connection and its owner are accused of violating Ohio’s Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act after the dealership failed to deliver a car title in the time frame required by law.

Tags: Attorney General, compliance, Lawsuit, Mike DeWine, Ohio, Ohio Attorney general, vehicle title

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Compliance, CFPB to Take Center Stage at Industry Summit

Industry Summit 2015 will feature three workshops and two panel discussions that will address the current regulatory climate, provide a review of the current rules and regulations, and provide practical tips on how F&I managers can make compliance work for them.

Tags: Andy Koblenz, CFPB, compliance, Department of Justice, Industry Summit, NADA

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

F&I Express Releases Compliance Tool for F&I Product Pricing

With F&I products likely to draw the CFPB’s attention, F&I Express’s new CompliPrice designed to help dealers ensure profits made on the sale of F&I products are compliant with their stores’ pricing policies.

Tags: CFPB, compliance, CompliPrice, F&I Express, F&I manager, F&I product, F&I products, F&I trainer

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y. AG Announces Two Actions Against Dealers

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced two separate actions this week against a 22-store dealer group and a Hyundai dealership, both related to deceptive advertising practices.

Tags: Attorney General, compliance, Deceptive Advertising, New York, Settlement

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Troubled Dealership Seeks Name Change

A Massachusetts dealership is seeking a name change after a video of its employees harassing a pizza delivery man went viral.

Tags: compliance, consumer complaints, online reputation management, YouTube

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years for Embezzlement

The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers.

Tags: compliance, embezzlement, fraud, Luxury Vehicles, prison

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Partner to D.C. Office

Hudson Cook has announced the addition of Rebecca E. Kuehn as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Hiring, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

N.J. Dealerships to Pay $135,000 Settlement

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has reached a $135,000 settlement with Bergen Auto Enterprises, which does business as Wayne Mazda and Wayne Auto Mall Hyundai. The dealerships were accused of engaging in deceptive business and advertising practices.

Tags: compliance, Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Practices, New Jersey, Settlement

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Michigan Suspends Licenses of Five Dealers

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has suspended the licenses of five Detroit used-vehicle dealers after an investigation uncovered multiple fraudulent acts, including the sale of cars containing stolen parts and record-keeping violations.

Tags: compliance, fraud, Michigan, vehicle title

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

SecureClose Selects KISS Concepts Group As Marketing Partner

Compliance technology provider SecureClose has announced a new strategic alliance with marketing agency KISS Concepts Group to represent its technology solutions to independent dealerships and finance companies throughout the United States.

Tags: compliance, KISS Concepts Group, marketing

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

Most Dealers Unprepared for CFPB Regulations, eLEND Finds

In a recent survey, eLEND Solutions found that while 80% of dealers expect the CFPB to implement regulations that would replace dealer participation with mark-up thresholds or a flat-fee model, only 40% have plans in place to meet those requirements.

Tags: CFPB, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, eLEND, F&I Presentation, Online Marketing

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

Compliance Summit to Feature Rules and Regulations Panel

Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced the inclusion of a panel discussion devoted to rules and regulations moderated by Mosaic Compliance Services' Jim Ganther.

Tags: compliance, Compliance Summit, Jim Ganther

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio AG Sues Used-Car Dealership

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against a used-car dealership and its owner. The now-closed business has received approximately 30 consumer complaints, mostly related to vehicle title issues.

Tags: Attorney General, compliance, Lawsuit, Mike DeWine, vehicle title

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

CATA’s Sloan Joins Midwest Compliance Summit

Dave Sloan, president of the Chicago Auto Trade Association (CATA), has agreed to serve as luncheon speaker for the Midwest Compliance Summit, to be held this month.

Tags: Chicago, compliance, Compliance Summit, David Gesualdo