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May 2018, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Some states, including Minnesota, permit ‘as is’ sales with no written warranty and an exclusion of implied warranties. No state, including Minnesota, permits fraud.

May 2018, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Arbitration Agreements: Not Always Good All the Time

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Hudson explains why arbitration agreements are no substitute for frond-end compliance.

May 2018, Auto Dealer Today - Cover Story

Technology Can Compel Compliance

By Jim Ganther

New and widely available tools can help auto dealers automate parts of the sales and F&I process while preventing errors and deterring fraud.

March 2018, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

A Dealer Win, and a Couple of Lessons

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Hudson recounts the inspiring tale of a dealer who prevailed in a lawsuit in the consumer-friendly state of Maryland.

January 2018, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

NLRB General Counsel Throws Dealers a Lifeline

By Dave Druzynski

President Trump’s pick for Labor Board general counsel just swung the pendulum back to an employer-friendly stance. Human resources expert weighs in.

Tags: employees, human resources, National Labor Relations Board, social media

January 2018, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

How to Achieve Compliance Confidence

By Jay Seirmarco

Got three minutes? Read this three-part briefing on the agencies, topics and resources you need to know to avoid compliance issues in 2018.

October 2014, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Apples and Pomegranates

By Tom Hudson

Consumers will suffer from the CFPB’s use of the word ‘loan’ in place of ‘auto finance contracts.’

August 2014, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Every Avalanche Starts With a Snowflake

Properly presented and described, biweekly payment programs can be an asset to the F&I office and provide benefits to car buyers throughout the life of their loans. 

By Jim Ganther

The FTC’s probe of biweekly payment programs was limited in scope and consequence, but it could be a harbinger of further concerns over F&I products and dealer markup.

Tags: compliance, Jim Ganther

December 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

NADA in New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll ... Again

By Jim Ziegler

The Alpha Dawg is ready to laissez les bon temps rouler as the NADA convention returns to New Orleans and welcomes an industry on the rise. Whether the vendors will welcome his presence is another matter.

Tags: Alpha Dawg, Chrysler, data, Digital Air Strike, Fiat, Jim Ziegler, NADA, New Orleans, On the Point, Sergio Marchionne

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