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Michael Benoit

Hudson Cook Team Updates ‘CARLAW F&I Desk Book’

Authored by attorneys Thomas B. Hudson, Michael Benoit, Ralph Rohner and the attorneys of Hudson Cook LLP, 'CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book (7th edition) – The Answer Book for Finance and Insurance Professionals,' presents a law-by-law, regulation-by-regulation guide through the legal maze that dealers face every day.

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Mama’s Menu

The magazine’s legal wiz says regulations don’t offer much guidance when it comes to F&I menu usage. But he says there’s an unofficial rule F&I managers should consider.

Benoit Honored With Auto Finance Excellence Award

The senior partner at Hudson Cook and columnist for F&I and Showroom was honored on Oct. 7 at an auto finance conference in Las Vegas.

Sweeps, Standards and the FTC

The magazine’s resident legal wiz revisits the FTC’s standard for deception in response to the agency’s crackdown on false advertising.

Former CFPB Executive Joins Hudson Cook LLP

The former CFPB executive once described as a ‘valuable conduit between the CFPB and the industry’ has joined Hudson Cook LLP as a partner in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office.

Bottom Feeders

It’s easy enough to dismiss attorneys as threats to your livelihood, but the magazine’s legal wiz says not all lawyers are gunning for dealers.

Borderline Issues

The Internet has made out-of-state sales a day-to-day occurrence. But the magazine’s legal insider says there are some precautions dealers need to consider.

The Legal Pros and Cons of Video Recording F&I

The magazine’s resident legal expert lays out a checklist of considerations your store needs to make before installing an F&I video-recording system.

Social Policymaking Is Not the Solution

Can the FTC balance what consumer advocates want and what industry reps say is needed? The magazine’s legal wiz says that time will tell.

Dissecting Financial Reform

The magazine’s Legal columnist answered some questions about the Dodd-Frank legislation — and raised several more of his own — during an hour-long presentation at the F&I Conference and Expo.