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N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Used-Car Dealer
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has filed a lawsuit against a used-car dealership accused of selling used cars without disclosing prior damage and selling vehicles “as is” when they qualified for a warranty, among other things.
Calif. Dealer Association Fights New CarMax Location
The Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association has filed an appeal with the San Jose planning department over a proposed CarMax facility, claiming it will “cannibalize” used-car sales.
DealerSocket Selects FlickFusion as Primary Video Marketing Platform
DealerSocket has selected FlickFusion’s Video Marketing Platform as its primary video marketing platform for its DealerFire website customers.
ADESA Acquires Used Vehicle Auction
ADESA has expanded its presence in the Pennsylvania auction market with the acquisition of Pittsburgh Auto Auction. This location joins two other ADESA auctions in the region, ADESA Pittsburgh and ADESA PA.
Dealership Agress to Reimburse Customer for Unpaid Trade-In
A customer of a dealership damaged in Superstorm Sandy was forced to make payments on a trade-in he sold to the dealership last summer. After being contacted by a local news channel, the dealership arranged to reimburse the customer.
Midwest Compliance Summit Set for April
The next Compliance Summit event is set to be held April 20–21, 2015, in Illinois. The full day of educational sessions is open to automotive industry professionals involved in front-end compliance.
Voting for 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards to Open March 16
Voting for Auto Dealer Monthly’s 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards will open Monday, March 16. The awards recognize the industry’s leading third-party vendors, suppliers and finance companies.
Arbitration Clauses Limit Consumer Relief, CFPB Says
In a report released this week, the regulator revealed that 75% of consumers did not know whether they were subject to an arbitration clause in their agreements with their financial service providers. The study covered six different consumer finance markets, including auto loans.
5 Dealers Awarded for Excellence in Toyota Rent a Car Program
Five Toyota dealerships in the Southeast region are among 56 to receive the 2014 National Leadership Award for outstanding performance in the Toyota Rent a Car program.
Berkshire Hathaway Completes Acquisition of Van Tuyl Group
Warren Buffet’s company has completed its acquisition of the Van Tuyl Group, the largest privately held dealership group in the United States. The transaction was announced in October.