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EVENT on August 29, 2013

IADAC Auto Dealer Legal Briefing

Christian J. Scali will be speaking to IADAC members about the state of litigation against auto dealers in California, providing tips and advice on how to avoid being a target of litigation and identifying best practices on how to best position a defense when faced with litigation.

The SCOTUS says class-wide arbitration is back on the menu

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On Monday, upholding the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) strong deference to arbitral decisions, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held, in Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter, that where an arbitrator interprets an arbitration agreement to include class arbitration, even if that interpretation is incorrect, it will be upheld.

July 1 is just around the corner

Are you ready for the new FMCSA Hours of Service regulations?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been clear that it will not delay the July 1, 2013 start date of the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations announced in December 2011. Here's a quick status of attacks to these new HOS rules and a summary of the changes, so you can be prepared.

Commercial Real Estate Leases

What dealers need to know about use provisions

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What happens if your franchisor terminates your franchise or business is so lousy that you can't make a go of it, but you still have two, three or as many as ten more years to go on your commercial real estate lease? Well, that depends.

Enforcing arbitration agreements

In California, unconscionability is still the battleground, but for how long?

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Dealers are under assault by consumers and employees who, in a still-recovering economy, too often use the court system as a bonanza to address their own economic troubles, unrelated to anything the dealer did or failed to do.

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