California Expands Auto Loan Protections for Servicemembers

On September 19, California governor Jerry Brown signed AB 3212 which provides benefits and protections to servicemembers under the state’s Military and Veterans Code. It is the state’s version of the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), 50 U.S.C. § 3952. AB 3212 extends the length of time that servicemembers in California are protected against […]
  • Chad Fuller
  • December 12, 2018
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FTC Conducts First Compliance Sweep Since Amendment to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced in mid-July that it conducted the first compliance sweep of car dealerships since the effective date of its revised Used Car Rule requiring the use of a new Buyer’s Guide sticker. The sweep occurred between April and June 2018 in 20 cities nationwide. The FTC partnered with 12 agencies […]
  • Chad Fuller
  • September 7, 2018
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Marketing Add-on Warranty Products Draw FTC Scrutiny

In April, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent warning letters to six major companies – including ASUS, HTC, Hyundai, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony – that market and sell motor vehicles, cellular devices, and video game systems.  According to the FTC, the six companies have potentially violated the FTC Act and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (Warranty […]
  • Chad Fuller
  • May 16, 2018
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