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N.Y. Dealer Admits to Falsifying Auto Loan Applications

N.Y. Dealer Gerald McDonald pleaded guilty last month to submitting fraudulent loan documents to financial institutions. He faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced on July 19.

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FTC Seeks Court Order Against Volkswagen for Deceptive Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking a court order against Volkswagen that would require the manufacturer to compensate American consumers who bought or leased a vehicle equipped emissions cheat software. Volkswagen has also been granted an extension to come up with a detailed plan to recall 600,000 affected diesel vehicles.

U.S. Judge Allows Woman's Discrimination Claims Against Santander to Proceed

A U.S. district judge has allowed an African-American woman to pursue claims of discrimination against Texas-based Santander Consumer USA, but the finance source was successful in getting other claims contained in the borrower’s class action suit dismissed.

Minn. Dealer Wins Affordable Care Act Challenge

Based on a ruling in the Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, a Minnesota district court granted Hastings Automotive owner exemption from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate.

DealerTrack, RouteOne Settle Eight-Year-Old Patent Suit

The patent infringement suit DealerTrack filed against RouteOne in 2004 ended in settlement last week, the two companies announced.