2022Oct
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BEYOND THE LOT (OCTOBER 2022): HIGHLIGHTS FOR DEALERS FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEALER COUNSEL FALL 2022 MEETING

The Fall Meeting of the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) in Chicago is always an informative meeting for me, where I can learn about the latest legal and business issues from fellow attorneys representing dealerships nationwide and attorneys working for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Here are some highlights of the issues from…

2022Jul
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BEYOND THE LOT (JULY 2022): THE FTC’S PROPOSED DEALER ADVERTISING RULES

By now, many dealers have likely heard about the FTC’s proposed rules on dealership advertising and F&I office disclosures (16 CFR Part 463).  To help dealers sort through all the commentary on these proposed rules, we have provided a brief summary of these proposed rules as well as some of the highlights of what you…

2022Mar
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BEYOND THE LOT (MARCH 2022): NEW YORK DEALERSHIPS: THE NEXT GENERATION

Many of you are back from the 2022 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas, recharged and ready to take your dealership operations to the next level this year.  It is essential to begin with asking yourselves the following questions: Is your business set up to succeed beyond 2022, long after you’ve retired…

2021Dec
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BEYOND THE LOT (DEC. 2021 EDITION): LEGAL & BUSINESS INSIGHTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIPS

IS YOUR DEALERSHIP IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE UPDATED SAFEGUARDS RULE? The Safeguards Rule, originally released in 2003 under the authority of the Federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, was amended in October 2021 by the Federal Trade Commission.  Unlike the prior version of the rule, the amended rule provides detailed requirements for keeping dealership customer data secure, including…