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Jul 5, 2016
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Auto Dealers Entitled to Money Distribution in Antitrust Auto Parts MDL Case

On November 19, 2015, U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani of the Eastern District of Michigan issued an Order Granting Final Approval of an initial, partial settlement of $59 million to auto dealers in the multidistrict (MDL) antitrust litigation against Japanese parts manufacturers. The MDL alleges that certain Japanese…See More
Feb 19, 2016
Jim Radogna liked Greg Johnson's blog post Why Do Auto Dealers Still Purchase Limited TILA Liability Coverage?
Dec 22, 2015
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Dec 22, 2015
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Dec 22, 2015
Greg Johnson's blog post was featured

Protecting a Dealership's "Front- End" & "Back-End," What does that Mean?

Everyone in the retail automobile industry is familiar with the terms “front-end” and “back-end.” They represent two sources of potential revenue (and, hopefully, profit) for auto dealerships: The “front-end” refers to revenue realized on the sale of the vehicle and the “back-end” includes revenue on anything sold after the vehicle including dealer reserve on dealer-arranged financing (a/k/a indirect auto loan financing), extended service contracts, maintenance contracts, credit life and…See More
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Oct 17, 2015
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Oct 16, 2015
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Dealership Arranged Leases: Is the Lessor Liable for the Lessee’s Negligent Operation of the Vehicle?

A dealership leases a vehicle to a customer under a 48 month lease agreement. The lease is assigned to Honda Lease Trust, a leasing company, and administered by American Honda Finance Company. If the lessee-customer negligently causes an accident and injures a third party during the term of the lease, is the lessor (dealership or…See More
Aug 2, 2015
Greg Johnson's blog post was featured

Auto Dealer Risk Management: Negotiating Dealer-Lender Agreement Terms

Car sales are booming and lenders are clamoring for indirect financing business. Now is a good time to dust off and review your Dealer Agreement (a/k/a lender master financing agreements) with your lenders, particularly the warranty, indemnification and repurchase provisions. Dealerships can, and should, review the terms of their…See More
Apr 27, 2015
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Mar 29, 2015
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Auto Dealers & Regulatory Compliance: If the FTC Comes Knocking

Dealerships have become subject to increased regulation and enforcement, particularly in the areas of consumer advertising, consumer finance and consumer privacy. I recently posted an article to this blog entitled: Auto Dealer Arranged Financing: 51 Laws a Dealer Must Know. You can read the full article…See More
Mar 28, 2015
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Auto Dealer Arranged Financing: 51 Laws that Dealers Must Know

It’s no secret that auto dealerships have become subject to increased regulation over the past several years, primarily in the areas of consumer advertising, consumer finance and consumer privacy. Although the recession of 2007-2009 was primarily related to mortgage financing, regulatory agencies such as the Consumer…See More
Mar 25, 2015
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H.R. 3193: Empower the American People and Reform the CFPB

U.S. Representative Sean Duffy's (WI-07) Bill to reform the CFPB passed the House of Representatives. It would reign in the dangerously powerful and dangerou...
Mar 11, 2015

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Over 20 years of experience in Automobile Dealership Litigation (including Class Action, Multi-District and Regulatory Proceedings), Indirect Auto Financing, F&I Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Garage Liability (Auto Dealer) Insurance Coverage & Rental, Loaner and Demo Car Programs

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Auto Dealers Entitled to Money Distribution in Antitrust Auto Parts MDL Case

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

On November 19, 2015, U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani of the Eastern District of Michigan issued an Order Granting Final Approval of an initial, partial settlement of $59 million to auto dealers in the multidistrict (MDL) antitrust litigation against Japanese parts manufacturers. The MDL alleges that…

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Protecting a Dealership's "Front- End" & "Back-End," What does that Mean?

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 2:54am 0 Comments

Everyone in the retail automobile industry is familiar with the terms “front-end” and “back-end.” They represent two sources of potential revenue (and, hopefully, profit) for auto dealerships: The “front-end” refers to revenue realized on the sale of the vehicle and the “back-end” includes revenue on anything sold after the vehicle including dealer reserve on dealer-arranged financing (a/k/a indirect auto loan financing), extended service contracts,…

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Why Do Auto Dealers Still Purchase Limited TILA Liability Coverage?

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 2:49am 0 Comments

Why do dealerships keep purchasing statutory errors and omissions coverage that is not likely to protect the dealership if it is sued by a customer for truth in lending violations?

I’ve been handling dealership insurance coverage disputes for a long time. I thought the following insurance coverage form became obsolete by the early 2000's, but recently learned I was mistaken:

[A]ll sums which the insured shall become legally obligated to pay as damages solely by…

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It's what I do . . .

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

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#25 Episode: How to Stay Up in Down Times

Posted by Dave Anderson on August 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

LISTEN NOW: Tough times are something that we all face, and something that we can all learn to handle better. In this episode, Dave welcomes special guest and power forward with the Portland Trailblazers, Meyers Leonard, to share with you some…

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SWAPALEASE.COM REPORTS DECLINE IN LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Posted by John Sternal on August 17, 2017 at 11:23am 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered just a 54.3% approval rate for…

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Fleet Managers - Keep Drivers Safe With These Procedures

Posted by Simon Hopes on August 16, 2017 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Heavy vehicle drivers are often exposed to serious health hazards that don't impact regular office workers. Fleet managers who are responsible…

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