- Follow AUTO DEALER BUZZ on WordPress.com
- Protecting the Dealership’s “Front-End” and “Back-End”: What Does that Mean?
- Minnesota Dealership and Lenders Prevail in Fair Credit Reporting Act Litigation
- The CFPB Strikes Again – Class Action Waivers to be Eliminated? Maybe Not.
- Dealership Arranged Leases: Is the Lessor Liable for the Lessee’s Negligent Operation of the Vehicle?
- Dealership Arranged Financing: The Indirect Auto Lending Process
DisclaimerThis blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not reflect those of the author’s law firm or the author’s past and present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. The law is constantly changing and is different in each jurisdiction. If you want legal advice, please consult an attorney. The opinions expressed here belong only to the individual contributor(s). Gregory J. Johnson © All rights reserved 2010.
Top Posts & Pages
- Leasing, Rentals and Vicarious Liability: An Overview of the Graves Amendment
- Yikes!! Self-Insured Enterprise Rent-A-Car Required to pay $600,000 on behalf of Renter even though Insurer’s Maximum Liability would have been $50,000.
- Loss of Use: Is the At-Fault Driver's Insurer Required to Provide a "Comparable" Rental Vehicle?
- Known Injury or Damage Exclusion not Applicable in Case of Continuing and Progressive Water Infiltration Resulting from Defective Construction
- The Comprehensive Guide to the 2013 Auto Dealer’s Coverage Form: “Acts, Errors or Omissions” Coverage for Violations of Federal and State Consumer Protection Statutes Affecting the Auto Dealer’s F&I Department Operations.
- CGL Coverage: Latent Defects and Continuous, Progressive or Recurring Damages (Allocation of Liability)
- Insurance: Economic & Intangible Losses (Lost Profits, Idle Time, Increased Overhead, Liquidated Damages, Diminution in Value & Suppressed Rentals, Etc.
- Auto Dealer-Arranged Financing and the Truth in Lending Act: Understanding the Basics
- Liability Insurance: The Risks of Denying a Duty to Defend
- Should an Auto Dealer Insurer Defend an Auto Dealer Against “Intentional” Violations of Credit Sale and Leasing Disclosure Laws?
- ADESA Names Vice President of LegalADESA named Heather Greenawald vice president of legal. She will lead the company’s legal team and manage relationships with outside counsel.
- Recall Masters Launches New WebsiteThe new site serves as a one-stop shop for all automotive recall news, data, training and communications, according to officials.
- Launching Special Finance: Part ThreeWith a fully operational SF department, the DealerStrong team shifts their focus to finding, selling and financing customers.
- House Committee Report Takes Aim at CFPB’s Proxy MethodologyThe Charles River Associates study commissioned by the American Financial Services Association was cited in the committee’s critical report on the CFPB’s methodology for alleging discrimination in auto finance.
- Ohio Dealers Settle FTC’s Deceptive Advertising ChargesThe FTC announced this week that it has reached an agreement with two Ohio dealers to settle charges that their lease advertisements violated the FTC Act and the Consumer Leasing Act’s Regulation M.
- CalTex Names Senior Director of Business DevelopmentKerri Walker Lewis was named to the post after serving as a senior executive for Dent Zone. She brings an extensive background in business development, relationship management, and sales and marketing.
- TrueCar Replaces Painter With Autotrader's Founding CEOStarting Dec. 15, Chip Perry, who helped build Autotrader from a one-person startup to a $1.5 billion online marketplace, will take on the task of restoring TrueCar’s relations with dealers after a tumultuous summer.
- CFPB Releases Fall 2015 Rulemaking AgendaThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released its fall 2015 rulemaking agenda. In it, the CFPB outlined its list of current initiatives that would help it govern consumer finance markets, including the auto finance industry.
- ChannelNet Expands Into New York City, Austin, TexasThe firm helping finance sources like Toyota Financial Services and Ally connect with car buyers online has expanded into two major markets. Officials say the expansion will aid the firm’s efforts to further penetrate the financial services industry.
- Dealer.com Becomes Primary Web Platform for Cox Automotive ClientsCox Automotive announced that the Dealer.com website solution will serve as the primary solution for Cox Automotive customers. Current users of VinSolutions' website product will begin migrating to the Dealer.com platform beginning in early 2016.
- ADESA Names Vice President of Legal
- Lawsuit Against Macquarie Group to ProceedA New York judge denied Macquarie Group’s motion to dismiss the claims for fraud, defamation and interference with the existing contract. The lawsuit stems from the sale of Advantage Rent A Car and the termination of Sanford Miller, former co-CEO of FSNA.
- Avis Location Refuses Rental to Israeli ExecutiveA rental agent and manager at an Avis location in Manhattan declined a renter’s Israel passport and license. Avis responds to the incident.
- Fox Expands to AustraliaFox Rent-A-Car continues its global expansion with three new affiliate locations in Australia.
- AAA Predicts 46.9 Million to Travel for ThanksgivingThis year is the highest projection for travel during the Thanksgiving holiday since 2007. At an average of $2.15 per gallon, gas is 65 cents less than the average price last year.
- Quad-City Airport Approves Rental Car Fee IncreaseThe rental car fee collected by Illinois’ Quad-City International Airport will be increased to $3.85 per day, starting Jan. 1.
- U.S. Business Travel to Europe Continues After Paris AttacksNearly three-quarters of U.S. business travel buyers say their company’s travel to Europe will remain largely unaffected by the recent attacks on Paris, according to a poll by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
- Enterprise Sponsors Car Giveaway for Military MembersThe Keys to Progress program provided more than 130 newly refurbished vehicles to military members.
- On-Demand Rental App to Launch in VirginiaCertified Auto Rentals, an on-demand car rental company and app, is set to launch in Richmond, Va., later this year.
- 2015 Auto Rental Summit: Photo Gallery Now LiveWith nearly 300 registered attendees, Auto Rental Summit welcomed car rental operators and vendors from 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Estonia and Costa Rica.
- EV-Based Rental Service for Ride-Sharing Drivers LaunchedVision Fleet, a Los Angeles-based company that manages the largest deployment of electric vehicles in a public fleet in the U.S., has launched Evercar — a service for on-demand drivers who work for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates.
- Lawsuit Against Macquarie Group to Proceed
- USI Names Peirce Employee Benefits Leader, Producer for Mountain RegionUSI Insurance Services has named Robert Peirce employee benefits leader and producer for the Mountain region. Peirce is responsible for driving revenue growth as well as managing a book of prospects and clients for USI in Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota …
- Virginia Approves 3.4% Overall Increase in Workers’ Comp Loss CostsThe Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) announced Tuesday the approval of revisions to the premium levels charged for workers’ compensation insurance in Virginia. The revisions will result in an overall average increase of 3.4 percent for voluntary market loss costs …
- Missouri Hotel Closed after Legionnaires’ Bacteria FoundA hotel in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal is temporarily closed after health officials found evidence of the respiratory-related Legionnaires’ disease there. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports the Best Western in the Mississippi River city closed last week after state and federal health …
- Reward Offered for Information on 86 Suspected Arsons in LouisianaA $4,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting 86 suspected arsons that occurred between Aug. 30 and Oct. 21 of this year. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, …
- A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for Missouri Valley Mutual InsuranceA.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of “bbb-” of Missouri Valley Mutual Insurance Co. (Missouri Valley) in Burke, S.D. The rating outlook reflects Missouri …
- Hamilton’s Lloyd’s Operation Appoints 2 Senior UnderwritersHamilton Underwriting Ltd., the managing agency of Lloyd’s Syndicate 3334, and the Lloyd’s operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, announced the appointment of two senior underwriters who will lead the syndicate’s planned product diversification. Stuart Quinlan has been appointed to the …
- Michigan Places Consumers Mutual Insurance in RehabilitationThe Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has placed Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan (Consumers Mutual) in rehabilitation. Consumers Mutual has been offering health insurance through Michigan’s health insurance marketplace. The company and the DIFS jointly announced in early November that …
- Texas Insurance Group Says to Lock, Take, Hide on Black FridayThe Insurance Council of Texas is warning shoppers about possible vehicle break-ins on the Black Friday shopping holiday. Criminals will be intent on burglarizing vehicles that may have been left unlocked or simply have phones, I pads, gifts, and other …
- Marijuana Processing Draws Seasonal Workers to CaliforniaThe annual march of migrant marijuana workers throughout California’s pot-rich North Coast is in full swing but, like the pot industry itself, reaction to the workers’ presence is mixed. Some residents say the migrant workers contribute to the economy, but …
- Chicken Salad Pulled off Costco Shelves Due to E. ColiAuthorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other western states are investigating E. coli illnesses …
- USI Names Peirce Employee Benefits Leader, Producer for Mountain Region
Tag Archives: Rental Car
I recently wrote an article for the Minnesota Automobile Dealer Association’s MN Dealer Outlook Magazine (Winter 2015). If your Minnesota dealership provides dealer-owned loaner vehicles to customers while the customer’s vehicle is being repaired, you’ll want to read on. Minnesota … Continue reading
I was recently interviewed in connection with a most interesting article by Chris Brown of the Auto Rental News: “Enter the world of brokering, where fleet funding, commercial insurance and even car ownership are not necessities. As the name suggests, … Continue reading
This article provides a brief overview of Minnesota rental car coverage law, from priority of payment for bodily injury and property damage liability claims to uninsured and underinsured motorist claims to no-fault claims to rental vehicle damage claims. A considerable … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of articles addressing claims for damage to, and loss of, rented vehicles. It provides an overview of the types of damages a rental car company may sustain (and, thus, may be imposed on … Continue reading
Oops!! Self-Insured Owner of Rental Vehicle that had no Obligation to Afford Omnibus Coverage to Permissive Users not entitled to recover $260,000 Settlement Payment.
In an unusual twist, a rental car company insisted it was obligated to pay damages to a third party who was injured by the permissive operator of its rental vehicle and the renter maintained it was not. In Enterprise Rent-A-Car … Continue reading
The determination of whether a self-insured retention (SIR) constitutes “insurance” within the meaning of an “other insurance” clause of another policy generally depends on the particular circumstances presented. See, e.g., Champlain Cas. Co. v. Agency Rent-A-Car, Inc., 716 A.2d at … Continue reading