Peter K. Bauer

Peter K. Bauer

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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Dealer Advertising: No More Excuses

There are no more excuses. Dealers have seen all the ongoing and very recent announcements from the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) imposing millions of dollars in fines, cease and desist orders, and promises by dealers not...more

5/15/2015 - Advertising Automotive Industry Car Dealerships Enforcement Actions False Advertising FTC

Auto Notes - December 2014

In This Issue: - Retail Vehicle Installment Sale Contracts Now Regulated under PA Consumer Credit Code’s Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Provisions - Arbitration Clauses Referencing American Arbitration...more

12/12/2014 - American Arbitration Association Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Automotive Industry Car Dealerships Motor Vehicles Retail Installment Sales Contracts Trucking Industry

Arbitration Clauses Referencing American Arbitration Association Require Wording Preapproval and Fees Paid

Many dealer Buyer’s Orders and RISCs contain a provision indicating any customer dispute will be subject to arbitration. The thought behind including this disputed arbitration wording revolves around the belief that it is...more

12/10/2014 - American Arbitration Association Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Car Dealerships

Retail Vehicle Installment Sale Contracts Now Regulated under PA Consumer Credit Code’s Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Provisions

In September 2014, dealers received a letter from the Department of Banking (“Banking”) regarding the repeal and replacement of the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act (“MVSFA”) with the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance provisions...more

12/9/2014 - Automotive Industry Automotive Loans Car Dealerships Consumer Lenders Trucking Industry

Failure to Report Cash Payment Over $10,000 May Lead to Government Penalties

For about 25 years, under federal law, businesses have had an obligation to properly handle and report cash payments exceeding $10,000. Some confusion still exists, however, concerning to what types of businesses the...more

7/14/2014 - Filing Requirements FinCEN Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRS Reporting Requirements

Warranty Retail Rate Reimbursement:To Surcharge or Not to Surcharge, That is the Question

Pennsylvania’s dealer franchise protection law, the Board of Vehicles Act (Act), was recently amended effective December 31, 2013. Through the diligent efforts of PAA, the amendments to the Act include...more

3/18/2014 - Auto Manufacturers Car Dealerships Franchises Manufacturers

The Devil is in the Details

Recently here at McNees, we have been involved with dealer issues that have focused the light on the forms used in the vehicle sales process. There are numerous forms that need to be used to document the final sale of a...more

12/19/2013 - Car Dealerships Liens Motor Vehicles

Auto Notes -- December 2012

In This Issue: Facility Upgrades, Where Does it End?; Changes in Areas of Responsibility; and Sad Things Can Happen to a Dealership's Work "Family" Member, Too. Excerpt from Facility Upgrades, Where Does It...more

12/18/2012 - Car Dealerships Manufacturers

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