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Pa. Amendments to Installment Sales Statutes Require Attention

Changes to two Pennsylvania statutes governing installment sales will take effect on November 27, 2014, as a result of House Bill 1128, signed into law by Governor Corbett as Act No. 2013-98 (Act 98). Act 98 repeals the...more

Missouri AG Action Indicates Focus On Auto Service Contracts

On January 28, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement with the owners of a vehicle extended-service-contract seller alleged to have marketed limited-time extend warranty programs for vehicles. The AG...more

Summary of California Ignition Interlock Device laws enacted in 2010

On July 1st, 2010, the California legislature implemented an ignition interlock device or IID pilot program to run through December 31st, 2015. The new legislation required all individuals convicted of 1st or repeat offense...more

Automotive Industry on Track for Most Sales Since 2007

Those tracking sales for Automakers got good news from July. This continues a positive trend that we noted recently. Strong sales now project to hit levels not seen since 2007....more

Wisconsin Lawmakers Propose Changes To Wisconsin’s Lemon Law

In Wisconsin, consumers who purchase a defective new vehicle are protected by the state’s Lemon Law. Now, state lawmakers are seeking to change the law, by reducing damage awards and giving manufacturers more time to resolve...more

Arizona’s Bankruptcy Exemptions Go Up! And Why You Should Care

Today was a pretty exciting day…if you are a bankruptcy attorney in Arizona. In fact, if you are needing to file bankruptcy and you live in the great state of Arizona you should be excited as well. Or at a minimum slightly...more

Tennessee Passes Guns in Trunks Law

On March 14, 2013, Tennessee Governor Haslam signed the so-called “Guns in Trunks” law, which will go into effect July 1, 2013. The new law, which will be codified as T.C.A § 39-17-1313, states that handgun-carry permit...more

Burr Alert: Proposed Legislation Would Allow Employees To Possess Firearms In Privately Owned Vehicles On Employer’s Property

Alabama Senate Bill 286 passed the Alabama Senate by a vote of 28-5 on April 4, 2013. If enacted, the law would result in some major changes for private employers and private property owners relating to the storage and...more

Tennessee Law Signed by Governor Haslam Allows Handgun Permit Holders to Carry Guns in their Cars

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill on March 14, 2013, that allows handgun carry permit holders to transport and store firearms and ammunition anywhere in their vehicles, with certain restrictions. The new law is...more

State Law Update: Georgia Eliminates Double Taxation On Auto Leases

On March 5, Georgia enacted HB 266, which, among other things, eliminates a monthly sales tax on auto leases. The bill responds to a 2012 overhaul of the state’s tax code that mistakenly created a double tax on car leases,...more

Tennessee House passes guns-in-cars bill

Originally published in the Tennessee Employment Law Letter on February 28, 2013. On Thursday, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill permitting handgun carry permit holders to store firearms and...more

Do Laws Address Cyber-Threats to Today's Computerized Cars?

Today’s cars are computers on wheels, open to hackers who can infect cars with malware and take control of a car’s speed, braking, and other vital systems. Whether today’s laws are applicable to these cyber-threats was the...more

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