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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

Let’s Change One Little Fact …

Let’s Change One Little Fact …

Hudson explains how requiring out-of-state buyers to transport their own vehicle creates a ‘good fact’ that can help ensure your own state’s laws will govern the transaction.

July 29, 2019

The Topic That Won’t Go Away: Loan Fees

The Topic That Won’t Go Away: Loan Fees

A North Dakota car buyer prevailed in a recent case involving loan (or ‘acquisition’) fees that reached the state supreme court, where the dealer was found to have failed to properly disclose the charge.

May 31, 2019

Disclaiming Warranties? Do It Right!

Disclaiming Warranties? Do It Right!

A Pennsylvania case proves the dealer’s choice of words can make or break a consumer’s claim resulting from the mechanical failure of a vehicle sold ‘as is.’

March 28, 2019

Dealers Are From Mars, Finance Companies Are From Venus
Just How Good Are Those Predictions Anyway?
Remember: Leasing Is Also Regulated

Remember: Leasing Is Also Regulated

A Florida case proves that regulations pertaining to lease deals require just as much compliance acumen as cash or finance.

November 14, 2018

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Hudson details a Connecticut lawsuit that confirmed as-is vehicle sales are subject to the UCC’s implied warranties rule.

August 6, 2018

Requiring Buyers to Buy Service Contracts? Read This.
Examining the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

The magazine’s legal wiz reminds dealers and F&I pros why it’s wise to assume every customer knows the bad compliance practices you should have outlawed years ago.

July 7, 2017

Hudson: My Job Application to Mr. Trump

Hudson: My Job Application to Mr. Trump

In response to rumors that President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to oust the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's director, the magazine’s legal eagle says he’s the right man for the job.

December 22, 2016