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Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Marijuana sales for recreational use became legal in California on Jan. 1, but another change in state law prohibits smoking or consuming the drug while driving or riding in a vehicle.

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New York Increases Surety Bond Amount for the State's Used-Vehicle Dealers

Under the new law, used-car dealers who sold fewer than 50 cars in the previous calendar year will be required to purchase a $20,000 surety bond. Dealers who sold more than 50 cars will be required to purchase a $100,000 bond. Additionally, new dealer license applicants will need to post the $20,000 surety bond.

Understanding the New Overtime Pay Rule

Human resources expert breaks down the Labor Department’s new overtime pay rules and what they mean to dealers. He says communication with employees will be key in the months ahead.

CFPB Proposes Implementation of Privacy Notice Exemption

Last week, the CFPB proposed to implement an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Biley Act (GLBA) that will grant certain financial institutions exemption from sending annual privacy notices to customers.

Transportation Bill Paves the Way Toward Digital Vehicle Transactions

Billed as a down payment for building a 21st century transportation system, the recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or Fast Act, contains a provision that clears a key hurdle in the industry’s drive toward a fully digital transaction.

Colorado Gov. Signs Dealer-Protection Bill

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB 265 today. The new law gives dealers more negotiating power in their franchise agreements.

Colo. and N.H. Dealer Bills Await Governors’ Signatures

Governors in New Hampshire and Colorado are considering legislation aimed at strengthening dealers’ rights in those two states.

Ohio AG Charges BHPH Dealer With Consumer Law Violations

An Ohio buy-here, pay-here dealer is charged with failing to provide consumers with dated receipts listing the terms of the sale, as well as failing to apply for a certificate of title within 30 days of selling a vehicle.

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.

Hudson Cook Adds Catharine Andricos as Partner

The firm's new partner will focus her practice on federal and state consumers financial services law. She will be based out of Hudson Cook LLP's Washington, D.C., office.