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Are Noncompetes Enforceable?

Although standards vary from state to state, it can be difficult to enforce agreements designed to prevent former dealership employees from taking their skills — and their coworkers and your customers — to competitors.

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Mass. Dealer Sued for Selling Defective Cars

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a complaint against a used-car dealer who allegedly had customers fill out blank contracts and then charged them at least twice the agreed-upon price for defective cars.

Mass. Dealer Cited For Overcrowded Lot

The used-car dealership exceeded the number of cars allowed on its lot under city law by nearly 200 vehicles. It has 60 days to remove the extra cars.

Mass. High Court Rules in Favor of Tesla

This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a lower court’s ruling that dealers did not have grounds to challenge Tesla Motors’ ability to sell vehicles in the state.

Dealerships to Pay $175K For Deceptive Ads

Four affiliated dealerships in western Massachusetts have agreed to pay $175,000 over six months to resolve allegations that they regularly published misleading advertising and failed to follow through on sales prices and promotions.

Mass. City Bans Future Dealership Developments

In a town meeting in Lowell, Mass., Monday night, the Lowell Sun reports the city signed off on zoning changes that prohibit future car dealerships to be developed in its town center.

Mix ‘n’ Match

Trisha Winski of Mercedes-Benz of Westwood, Mass., and Grant Wilson of Huffines Kia in Denton, Texas, have found the perfect match for their customers. It’s a suite of products that’s feeding the service drive and their per-unit averages.

Tesla Wins Lawsuit in Massachusetts

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association against Tesla Motors, says dealers failed to state a claim.

Viral Attack

The social media era has given businesses a new platform to promote their brands, but retailers like Clay Nissan have already discovered the darker side of social networking.

Mass. Judge Sides With Tesla in Initial Ruling

A Massachusetts judge sided with Tesla Motors in its initial ruling on a lawsuit initiated by dealers who are seeking to limit the company’s business activity in that state.