28 Sep 2023
Vehicle being repossessed on flatbed truck

How to Mitigate Federal Action After a Wrong...

  • By Kendall Schorr

In a 2022 bulletin, the bureau characterized the error of wrongful repossession as a criminal theft, stating “No American ever wants to wake up to see their car stolen.

06 Sep 2023
Discrimination ramifications in automotive industry

Quo Vadis CFPB?

  • By Terry O’Loughlin

In the context of the CFPB (or Bureau) and discrimination, the parallel question is where is the CFPB taking the allegation of discrimination by applying its UDAAP powers? How does that work?

06 Dec 2021
Data Security for Dealerships

Safeguards Rule Updates: How the changes imp...

  • By Shaun Peterson

The repercussions of identity theft are disruptive and costly, which is why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implemented the Safeguards Rule in 2003.

14 Apr 2020
Exotic Car Dealership Finance Manager

Audacity, Chutzpah, Gall and a Three Million...

  • By Terry O’Loughlin

A long time finance manager, with over a decade of employment at a prominent exotic car dealership, was sentenced to jail for over six years in late February.

07 Apr 2020
USA ID Recovery Data Management

Data Management / Data Security - Ready or Not?

  • By Richard Finney

Consider the potential damage if the data in your Dealer Management System (DMS) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) were hacked or compromised.

31 Mar 2020
Performance Relief During Pandemic

Contract Force Majeure Clauses may Provide P...

  • By Randy Henrick

The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to impossible for dealers to perform certain contractual obligations. Especially where shelter-in-place orders are in effect.