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Preparing for the Advertising Police

Pass the Fee

Can dealers pass bank fees onto car buyers? The magazine’s legal wiz says it depends, then lists eight conditions that would make it OK.

October 22, 2013

Failure to Pay

Can a failure to pay off a customer’s trade-in lead to a Truth in Lending Act violation? The magazine’s legal wiz details a case involving a consumer who made such a claim.

September 24, 2013

The Guidance That Isn’t

The magazine’s legal eagle doesn’t mince words when he describes the ‘logical disconnect’ between the CFPB’s view of fair lending and how dealer participation really works.

May 15, 2013

Red Flag Update Defines 'Creditor'

Whatever you’ve heard about the Red Flags Rule, the FTC’s weapon against identity theft is still in play for most dealers. But there are some changes to consider.

March 20, 2013

Paper Trails

Paper Trails

Things don’t always go smoothly in the daily grind of dealership life. That’s why a good paper trail is critical to keeping your store out of the crosshairs of hungry plaintiffs’ attorneys.

October 10, 2012

Borderline Issues

The Internet has made out-of-state sales a day-to-day occurrence. But the magazine’s legal insider says there are some precautions dealers need to consider.

August 10, 2012

Is That Legal?

Can you raise the price of a vehicle to cover a high bank fee? Get that answer and more from the magazine’s legal expert.

October 1, 2010

Truncation Redux

The magazine’s legal columnist cites two recent cases to provide dealer guidance on the FCRA’s ‘truncation’ requirement.

April 1, 2010

Connecting the Dots

Most legal predicaments dealers find themselves in could have been averted if they'd only connected the dots. The magazine's legal wiz weighs in.

March 1, 2010

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Washington is working overtime these days, so expect 2010 to be a bumpy ride on the regulatory front.

February 1, 2010

Before Taking the Plunge…

Legal columnist Thomas B. Hudson reviews five items a dealership's related finance company should have in place before it begins buying contracts.

September 1, 2009

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