Tag Archives: Consumer Protection Statutes

Guest Contributor Jim Radogna: Dealer Fees Under Attack


By Jim Radogna. Two recent actions for alleged dealer fee violations in South Carolina and Indiana are a potential cause for concern in other states due to the likelihood of copycat legal actions. While these states had no caps on … Continue reading

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Protecting the Dealership’s “Front-End” and “Back-End”: What Does that Mean?


By Greg Johnson. Everyone in the retail automobile industry is familiar with the terms “front-end” and “back-end.” They represent two sources of potential revenue (and, hopefully, profit) for auto dealerships: The “front-end” refers to revenue realized on the sale of … Continue reading

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Auto Dealer Risk Management: Negotiating Dealer-Lender Agreement Terms


By Greg Johnson. Car sales are booming and lenders are clamoring for indirect financing business.  Now is a great time for dealers to dust off and review their Dealer Agreement (a/k/a lender master financing agreements) with lenders, particularly the warranty, … Continue reading

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Auto Dealers & Regulatory Compliance: If the FTC Comes Knocking


 Dealerships have become subject to increased regulation and enforcement, particularly in the areas of consumer advertising, consumer finance and consumer privacy. I recently posted an article to this blog entitled: Auto Dealer Arranged Financing: 51 Laws a Dealer Must Know. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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