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100 Years of Compliance History

100 Years of Compliance History

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) will be celebrating its 100th birthday in January 2017. Founded in 1916, NADA has been a tireless advocate for dealer interests and was created to respond to regulatory and compliance issues. To place the origin of NADA in chronological perspective, here is a short list of vehicle-related historical facts: … Read More »

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Perception Can Be Reality — and Liability

Perception Can Be Reality — and Liability

In my attorney general (AG) days, it was a running joke that taking legal action against dealers had no downside, regardless of the merits of the case. We joked about generating newspaper headlines that might read, “Attorney General Rips Off Car Dealers.” The belief was that, no matter what cause of action or how flimsy … Read More »

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Compliance Roulette

Compliance Roulette

I often think that those dealers who become embroiled in litigation, or are the subject of a government investigation, are sometimes simply the ones who, by the spin of the roulette wheel, attract the attention of a plaintiff’s attorney or a government regulator. Even the most ethical dealers and well-run dealerships will make legal errors … Read More »

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Free Legal Advice

Free Legal Advice

There is such a thing as a free lunch. It’s on the Internet. There is a tremendous amount of free information available for dealers who may wish to understand the laws which govern them and other related material. You need only provide the Internet connection. (Al Gore would be delighted to know that his invention … Read More »

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5 Ways to Fight Compliance Fatigue

5 Ways to Fight Compliance Fatigue

When you hear the term “compliance,” your first reaction may be to roll your eyes or shudder with dread. I don’t blame you. Creating a compliance checklist is one of the most monotonous and tedious tasks you could ever possibly imagine. Today’s business climate forces most industries to juggle a multitude of compliance initiatives throughout … Read More »

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Compliance Best Practices

Compliance Best Practices

Corporate legal departments are constantly challenged to juggle scarce resources while delivering accurate, timely and forward-thinking solutions to protect their organization and clients. Further complicating these challenges are internal counsel’s vested interest in the company’s profitability, reputational risk and relationship with customers and distributors. Much like other areas of the business, legal departments are not … Read More »

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