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Consumer attorney demand letters may trigger ASFA defenses.

Don’t sit on your rights: You might lose them

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If a plaintiff’s lawyer sends you a demand letter, you should immediately send it to your own lawyer for a response. A decision that the Appellate Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court handed down last month shows why.

EVENT on April 11, 2014

IADAC SoCal Spring Conference

Point of Sale Disclosure Presentation

Christian Scali will be presenting on best practices for “point of sale” disclosures that auto dealers should know when advertising and selling used vehicles at this Spring's conference for the Independent Automobile Dealers Association of California (IADAC).

EVENT on February 19, 2014

Dealer Advertising Seminar

Inland Empire ADOMA Chapter Monthly Meeting

Chris Scali will talk about the history of automobile advertising enforcement efforts in California and explain some of the practices that the FTC is going after, as well as some of the guidance the FTC has published to assist dealers in avoiding enforcement efforts.

EVENT on February 20, 2014

Dealer Advertising Seminar

Los Angeles ADOMA Chapter Monthly Meeting

Chris Scali will talk about the history of automobile advertising enforcement efforts in California and explain some of the practices that the FTC is going after, as well as some of the guidance the FTC has published to assist dealers in avoiding enforcement efforts.

EVENT on February 21, 2014

Dealer Advertising Seminar

Orange County ADOMA Chapter Monthly Meeting

Chris Scali will talk about the history of automobile advertising enforcement efforts in California and explain some of the practices that the FTC is going after, as well as some of the guidance the FTC has published to assist dealers in avoiding enforcement efforts.

FTC cracks down on deceptive dealer advertising

Time to batten down the hatches!

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The Federal Trade Commission and the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs announced a nationwide enforcement action targeting deceptive auto dealer advertisements—called “Operation Steer Clear”—which has already resulted in the voluntary settlement of complaints against nine new and used auto dealerships across the country.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Mondragon v. Capital One Auto Finance

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This recent opinion from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has potentially given consumer advocates carte blanche to open the floodgates of discovery into deal jackets to obtain information concerning the citizenry of putative class members in the context of a mere pleading motion.

EVENT on January 10, 2014 to January 11, 2014

Bridgeport consumer class action conference

Changing standards for class certification

Chris Scali will be a featured presenter at this timely conference, discussing the development of recent major class actions cases and decisions, as well as a looking at upcoming cases and current practice.

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