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New York AG Settles Two Payment Packing Suits for $1.6 Million

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s crackdown on payment packing continues. Last week, the New York regulator announced settlements with SG Hyland Motors Corp. of Staten Island and Best Auto Outlet of Floral Park, which will collectively pay $1.6 million in restitution to more than 2,300 victims of their alleged deceptive sales tactics.

December 8, 2016

New York AG Suing Staten Island Dealer Group for Payment Packing
Santander Faces Class-Action Over ‘Worthless’ GAP Coverage

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.

August 12, 2015

N.C. Dealerships Reach $225K Settlement in Predatory Loan Case

Two used-car dealerships and their owner reached a settlement this month with the Department of Justice and the state attorney general. The settlement resolves a lawsuit that alleged the dealerships charged African American buyers more for loans and repossessed vehicles without reasonable notice.

February 17, 2015

Santander Files Suit Against Dealer

Santander Consumer USA of Kentucky has filed a lawsuit against a dealer for failing to complete its part of a non-recourse dealer retail agreement.

February 20, 2014

Texas Dealer Sued for Tasering Employee

A former employee is suing Houston, Texas-based Fred Fincher Motors because he was reportedly harassed by co-workers with a stun gun, according to KHOU-11 News.

August 15, 2013

Yelp Catches More Companies Buying Fake Reviews

Yelp Catches More Companies Buying Fake Reviews

This week, Yelp issued another round of consumer alerts, or pop-up messages warning customers that a business was caught ‘red-handed’ trying to purchase fake reviews.

August 15, 2013

Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Loses BBB Accreditation

The Better Business Bureau suspends the group’s accreditation after it paid more than $500,000 to settle at least 25 lawsuits related to its F&I practices. The operation had an 'A+' rating before it lost its accredidation.

August 13, 2013

W. Va. Dealer Revises Federal Birth Control Lawsuit

Joe Holland has revised his lawsuit against federal agencies regarding the Affordable Car Act's requirement that he include coverage of the “morning after pill” in his operation’s employee healthcare package.

August 1, 2013

UPDATED: Edmunds Files Lawsuit Against Company Posting “Fake Reviews”

N.J. Dealer Sues Kia Motors

New Jersey’s Mahwah Kia filed a lawsuit against Kia Motors America. The manufacturer allegedly terminated the store’s franchise agreement for poor performance, but the dealer claims KMA did not make enough inventory available.

May 14, 2013

Clay Nissan Settles $1.5M Defamation Suit

The legal battle between Clay Nissan and the brothers of a former cancer-stricken employee is over, ending the family’s 10-month campaign against the dealership for terminating their sister.

May 14, 2013

Ark. AG Files Suit Against Used Car Dealer

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit against a used car dealer who allegedly sold vehicles without providing a clear title to car buyers. According to the suit, the dealer took five months to provide the titles.

May 7, 2013

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