Automated Voicemail Drops: Grey Area in Federal Law

By |2018-11-06T17:42:30-07:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

I have observed over the years that third-party vendors in the retail automotive industry show a great deal of ingenuity in coming up with “new” and “innovative” products that are purportedly not subject to regulation by federal or state agencies. One that is currently making the rounds involve ringless voicemail drops that are exempted from FTC [...]

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The Cost of “Free” Advertising

By |2018-07-17T17:44:08-07:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Published March 8, 2016, Dealer's Voice -There’s no such thing as a free lunch, right? In the world of business and selling cars, there is a whole lot of truth to this age-old adage. If a dealership isn’t careful about how it uses the word "free" in an advertisement, that ad could cost it a lot more [...]

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Tesla’s Federal Showdown

By |2018-07-18T16:50:56-07:00May 15th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published May 8, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For thousands of automotive dealers across the United States, the dealer franchise system is as sacred as they come. Established at the turn of the 20th century as the mechanism for automakers to distribute their products to the masses, U.S. dealers have served as the blueprint for how cars [...]

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