Calif. Dealers Seek New Protections Under State's Franchise Laws
New legislation aimed at strengthening dealer protections under California’s franchise laws will have its first committee hearing on Monday. One of its provisions specifically addresses the disclosure policy General Motors issued last summer regarding the sale of non-GM service contracts.
Appeals Court Vacates Some FCC Rules on Robocalls
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the FCC’s rule clarifying what devices qualify as automated telephone dialing systems, saying the agency’s explanation ‘invites conclusions that all smartphones are autodialers.’
Military Lending Act's December Update More Harmful Than First Thought
A Hudson Cook attorney told industry trade groups in a Jan. 18 memo that the Defense Department’s Dec. 14 interpretative rule, combined with something else it did in July 2015, makes it ‘highly unlikely that any dealer or finance source will be willing to originate or purchase’ a vehicle finance transaction if credit-protection products are included.