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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

The continuing economic downturn is impacting more than dealership profit margins.  It has recently come to our attention that lenders are employing desperate measures in an attempt to force dealers to buy back their contracts.  More specifically, lenders are clinging to any arguments that they can make, however credible, that dealers are in default on their contracts.  Some examples are instructive and will serve to put dealerships on notice of recurring lender tactics.

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When Upselling Becomes Unlawful Under the Automotive Repair Act

The California Automotive Repair Act (the “Act”), codified as California Business and Professions Code section 9800 et seq., was enacted by the California Legislature in 1971 in an attempt to regulate automotive repair dealers, namely those who engage in the business of repairing or diagnosing malfunctions of motor vehicles. 

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