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The ‘Please Do Not Call’ Rule

The federal Do Not Call Registry is not without its flaws, but dealers are nonetheless bound by its rule. Compliance expert offers a primer for sales and BDC managers.

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FTC Blocks CDK Global's Acquisition of Auto/Mate

The regulator had charged in an administrative complaint that the proposed sale violates federal antitrust laws. The two companies subsequently announced they are abandoning the proposed merger. Auto/Mate officials said the technology company is no longer for sale.

When Greedies Meet Stupids

Dealer compliance expert offers a crash course in detecting and preventing identity theft by fake car buyers and unprincipled employees.

FTC Approves Consent Order in Texas Dealer’s Deceptive Advertising Case

The approval settles the FTC's December 2017 complaint against Dallas-based Cowboy Toyota regarding its Spanish-language newspaper ads. The regulator charged the dealership with violations of the FTC Act, TILA and the Consumer Leasing Act.

Norm Reeves Dealerships to Pay $1.4 Million for Violating 2014 FTC Order

The Southern California-based dealer group was charged with violating a 2014 administrative order prohibiting it from misrepresenting in advertisements how much consumers could pay to finance or lease a vehicle.

Trading Rate for Product

A reader wonders if a scenario exists where trading rate for product doesn’t cross that invisible legal line. The magazine’s resident F&I pro weighs in.

Navigating the 'New' Used Car Buyer’s Guide

The magazine’s compliance guru breaks down the Federal Trade Commission’s final revisions to the Used Car Rule. His message to dealers is don’t overthink it.

FTC Approves Settlements With CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr

The Federal Trade Commission last week approved settlements with CarMax, Asbury Automotive, and West-Herr Automotive Group, which the regulator charged with failing to disclose that some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale had unrepaired safety recalls despite the companies' claims of rigorous vehicle inspections.

Tom Hudson Releases Book on Fed Government’s War on Dealers

In his new book, the attorney traces actions over the last five years by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. It addresses the government's war on several fronts, from advertising and discrimination to disclosure requirements and other everyday compliance issues.

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Hudson Cook LLP Adds Three New Partners

The law firm announced today the election of attorneys Robert Gage, Lauren Hunt, and Jennifer Sarvadi to the partnership.

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