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A New Game Plan

Dealers have done well to defend themselves against the oncoming blitz of new regulations, but the magazine’s newest compliance expert says there are a few downs left to play.

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Okla. Commission Says TrueCar Violates Dealer Rules

Oklahoma became the latest state to put the brakes on TrueCar, with the state’s motor vehicle commission deeming the service in violation of the state’s dealer licensing laws.

Virginia Dealer Board Says TrueCar Violates Licensing Laws

The Virginia motor vehicle dealer board ruled yesterday that TrueCar’s business model is in violation of the state’s dealer licensing laws, which prohibit third-party services from acting on behalf of the dealer in the sale of a motor vehicle.

Calif. Legislators Seek New Rules for BHPH

California State Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D–Los Angeles) and State Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D–Torrance) have proposed legislation that would introduce new rules designed to “rein in abusive practices” of buy here, pay here dealers statewide.

Saab Cars North America Reviewing Options

Saab Cars North America announced it will pursue an out-of-court solution to keeping its operations running after its Swedish parent was declared bankrupt last week.

Colorado Puts the Brakes on TrueCar

After hitting an impasse with auto industry skeptics, TrueCar is facing another setback. The embattled company and its dealers were notified by the Colorado Department of Revenue that they could be in violation of five of the state’s advertising rules.

Hudson Cook Adds Three Attorneys, Opens New England Offices

Hudson Cook LLP announced the addition attorneys Lori A. Desjardins, Thomas P. Quinn Jr. and Ryan S. Stinneford, as well as the establishment of the firm’s New England offices.

Just the Facts, Ma’am

After sitting through three roundtables’ worth of tired anecdotes from consumer advocates, the magazine’s legal expert hopes the FTC will keep its word and rely on empirical data before instituting new regulations.

Arbitrary Enforcement

A landmark Supreme Court decision has helped to clarify the enforceability of arbitration agreements, but several key questions remain.

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Documenting Doc Fees

Before you roll your next customer, you may want to read what the magazine’s resident legal wiz has to say about doc fees and how they can be defended in court.