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N.Y. AG Goes After Dealer for Payment Packing

After three months with no response, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a motion to force a New York dealer group to comply with a subpoena issued by the AG’s office in March. The dealer group is accused of “jamming” credit repair contracts into vehicle sales and leases.

June 9, 2015

House Votes to Eliminate DOJ’s Use of Disparate Impact
Members of Congress Call on CFPB to Eliminate Arbitration Agreements

Texas DMV Closes Case Against CarGurus

The enforcement division of the Texas DMV has closed its case against CarGurus after the vehicle-shopping site made revisions to its used-car advertisements. In April, the department threatened enforcement actions because of the way the site listed used vehicles for sale.

May 12, 2015

Texas DMV Halts Plan to Fine Dealers With CarGurus Listings

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division has pulled back on its plan to fine dealers with listings on CarGurus.com after the department and the shopping site discussed revisions to CarGurus’ advertising practices in a call yesterday.

May 1, 2015

Texas Dealers Could Face Fines Over CarGurus’ Business Practices

Texas Dealers Could Face Fines Over CarGurus’ Business Practices

Last week, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division issued a cease-and-desist letter to CarGurus and the state’s dealer association, threatening dealers with fines up to $10,000 a day if the shopping site does not revise its advertising practices.

April 30, 2015

NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

The NIADA, its newly-formed BHPH Commission and Oregon’s independent dealer association are tackling legislation the industry believes could damage the ability of high-risk consumers to purchase cars in the state.

April 8, 2015

NYC Seeks to Remove Dealers from Subprime Auto Finance

NYC Seeks to Remove Dealers from Subprime Auto Finance

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs announced a new car loan initiative this month, which would direct subprime car buyers away from dealership financing to loans provided directly by banks and credit unions.

April 2, 2015

SMART Payment Plan to Unwind Texas Business

SMART Payment Plan was ordered to wind down its business in Texas for operating without the proper state license since 2009. The biweekly payment provider can reapply for the license in 12 months.

March 26, 2015

Cordray: CFPB Disagrees With Conclusions of CRA Study

CFPB Director Richard Cordray fielded questions about dealer compliance programs and a recent study calling out the bureau’s methods for determining discrimination during a semi-annual report to Congress earlier this month.

March 17, 2015

Mass Action Suit Filed Against TrueCar

Mass Action Suit Filed Against TrueCar

The law firm of Bellavia Blatt & Crossett has filed a mass action lawsuit against TrueCar, claiming that the lead provider’s business practices constitute false advertising.

March 10, 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.

February 24, 2015

Penske Posts Most Profitable Year Behind Strong Q4 Performance

Penske Automotive Group realized a 16% increase in revenue and a 14% bump in adjusted income from continuing operations in 2014’s fourth quarter. The dealer group’s CEO also discussed its plan to pilot the NADA’s fair credit compliance program at four stores.

February 12, 2015

Conn. Dealer Association Launches Controversial Anti-Tesla Site
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