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Deceptive Practices

August 2017, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Lift Kits and Warranties

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By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

An FCA dealer successfully fought charges of a Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act violation.

Tags: Deceptive Practices, Lawsuit, Legal, warranty

May 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

All Show, No Go

Thomas B. Hudson is a partner in the law firm of Hudson Cook LLP.

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

The magazine’s legal eagle uses another dealer-targeted lawsuit to encourage dealerships to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to their privacy policies.

Tags: Audit, consumer complaints, Deceptive Practices, F&I manager, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, identity theft, Lawsuit, privacy policy, privacy violations, Safeguards Rule

February 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Fraud? Maybe Not

By Tom Hudson

The magazine's legal expert takes a look at a recent case involving what his lawyer buddies call "common law fraud," and explains why promises made by salespeople can be a tricky affair.

Tags: Carfax, Carfax Report, contracts, court, Deceptive Practices, fraud, Lawsuit, special finance

November 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Uncommon Sense

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Legal expert Thomas Hudson points out the important of a "integration clause" to preclude the buyer from later claiming the dealer orally promised to include in the deal the sun, the moon and the stars.

Tags: Arbitration, BDC, contracts, Deceptive Practices, fraud, integration clause, lawsuits, MVSFA

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