Tag Archives: Auto Dealers Operations

Auto Dealer Arranged Financing: 51 Laws Dealers Must Know


By Greg Johnson. It’s no secret that auto dealerships have become subject to increased regulation over the past several years, primarily in the areas of consumer advertising, consumer finance and consumer privacy. Although the recession of 2007-2009 was primarily related … Continue reading

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Hey Dealer, Can I Get a Loaner?


By Greg Johnson. 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 … Continue reading

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Speaking at Automotive Dealer Subprime Sales Success Workshop on April 7-8th in Atlanta, Georgia.


I will be a speaker at the Automotive Dealer Subprime Sales Success workshop on April 7-8th in Atlanta, Georgia. I will be speaking on two related topics.  First, about F&I compliance and class action litigation issues (spot delivery, acquisition fees, … Continue reading

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Auto Dealer-Arranged Financing and the Truth in Lending Act: Understanding the Basics


By Greg Johnson. With all the discussion about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advocating the end of the so-called dealer reserve, I decided to post a series of articles outlining the auto dealer-arranged financing process supplemented by some of the … Continue reading

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The Auto Dealer’s Coverage Form (ADCF) Policy: No Coverage for Violations of Prior Damage Disclosure Statutes.


In 2013, Insurance Services Office (ISO) rolled out its new Auto Dealers Coverage Form (ADCF) Policy. The ADCF Policy replaces the Garage Liability (GL) Policy which had been available for decades. One of the most major differences between the GL … Continue reading

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Sonic Dealerships Lose Class Action Insurance Coverage Dispute with Chrysler Insurance: Statutory Errors or Omissions Coverage did not apply to Dealers’ Failure to Disclose Price of Etch in Retail Installment Sales Contracts.


By Greg Johnson. I recently posted an article providing a general overview of the insuring clause to the “Acts, Errors or Omissions” of the new Auto Dealers Coverage Form (“ADCF”) Policy.  (See the article here).  This optional coverage is primarily … Continue reading

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Auto Dealer (Garage) Policy: Wrongful Repossession Claims not Covered


By Greg Johnson. Every once in a while when putting together a blog article, I run across an insurance coverage case that all dealers should know about.  Although not a recent case, North Carolina Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. … Continue reading

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The ADCF Policy: The “Auto Dealer Operations” Trigger


By Greg Johnson. In previous posts, I’ve discussed the new Auto Dealers Coverage Form (“ADCF”) policy (“The Comprehensive Guide to the 2013 Auto Dealer’s Coverage Form”), which replaced the Garage Liability form in 2013. This article addresses the insuring clause … Continue reading

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Auto Dealer Coverage: No Coverage for Violation of FTC Used Car Buyer’s Guide Regulation


By Greg Johnson. In 2013, Insurance Services Office (“ISO”) rolled out its new Auto Dealers Coverage Form (CA 00 25) (“ADCF” policy) The ADCF policy replaces the Garage Liability (“GL”) policy which had been available for decades. One of the … Continue reading

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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.


By Greg Johnson. In 2013, Insurance Services Office (“ISO”) rolled out its new Auto Dealers Coverage Form (CA 00 25) (“ADCF” policy) The ADCF policy replaces the Garage Liability (“GL”) policy which had been available for decades and retains the … Continue reading

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