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GM Accuses FCA of Bribery, Corruption in RICO Suit

GM Accuses FCA of Bribery, Corruption in RICO Suit

General Motors has sued Fiat Chrysler in federal court, alleging FCA bribed United Auto Workers officials to secure concessions that included an undue share of lower-wage workers.

November 21, 2019

Old Whine in a New Bottle

Old Whine in a New Bottle

Consumer protection is an honorable pursuit. But when advocates rely on recycled complaints and debunked theories, they undermine their own efforts at reform. Hudson breaks down the flawed arguments and wild misconceptions that continue to dog dealers and auto finance sources.

November 19, 2019

Chrysler Dealers to Appeal Claims Court Loss

Chrysler Dealers to Appeal Claims Court Loss

An attorney representing hundreds of former Chrysler franchisees in a $1 billion lawsuit against the federal government plans to file an appeal that could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 12, 2019

Consumers Don’t Always Tell the Truth

Consumers Don’t Always Tell the Truth

For all the dispersions cast on sales and F&I professionals, legal actions against dealerships are frequently the result of lying customers.

November 11, 2019

Louisiana Dealers Do Business Face-to-Face

Louisiana Dealers Do Business Face-to-Face

Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association President Will Green believes the dealers in his state succeed by putting their customers and communities first and maximizing production — and emphasizing compliance — in the F&I department.

November 9, 2019

Expert: Don’t Ask Veterans These 3 Questions

Expert: Don’t Ask Veterans These 3 Questions

Attorney and former Army officer John Berry advises auto dealers and other business owners to steer clear of three common but highly insensitive questions many ask of military veterans during the hiring process and at the workplace.

November 6, 2019

Former GM Gets 4 Years, Owes $8M for Embezzlement

Former GM Gets 4 Years, Owes $8M for Embezzlement

Amir Bakhtiari will spend 54 months in federal prison and faces deportation to Iran after pleading guilty to embezzling $6 million by paying phony advertising invoices and unearned bonuses.

November 1, 2019

Mid-Level F&I Managers Need Advanced Training

Mid-Level F&I Managers Need Advanced Training

F&I managers who are ready to take the next step in their careers must seek out training focused on leadership, deal structure, compliance, and other essential skills for professional development.

October 25, 2019

FZA Digital Releases WCAG Dealer Compliance Toolkit
Act Now to Prevent Violence at Your Dealership
Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

October 16, 2019

KPA Adds to List of Training Industry Top 20 Awards
Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption
Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Electrek reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to open ‘Tesla Centers’ around the U.S., once again challenging rules against direct-to-consumer sales. Sources say the firm’s Electric division could provide a workaround.

October 14, 2019

When Dealers Catch Criminals

When Dealers Catch Criminals

Noncompliant and outright illegal behavior by dealers, managers, and staff have generated headlines throughout the year. Less heralded are the instances in which dealership personnel took action that led to arrests.

October 10, 2019