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Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Car Dealer Finder

Thats a sad news but things like these are happenng in mnay places and are to brought in main stream media

James

I take issue with the consumer lawyers statement about car dealers and their exclusion form mandatory binding arbitration with manufacturers - and why they then require it in their consumer contracts. There are differences between the two. A car dealer's lifeblood is invested in his buiness, and an arbitrary action by the motor vehicle manufacturer to terminate the franchise puts the dealer and his employees out of work - motor vehicle franchise law is very specialized, and a generic franchise arbitrator doesn't get it. The consumer on the other hand has complete freedom to say they will not sign the arbitration agreement offered by the auto dealer, and then head down the street to the next dealer who does not offer that arbitration provision and buy from that dealer. Car dealers cannot simply pick up another franchise. And lets face it, there may be a few bad car dealers out there - but that is by no means the rule - and most of the lawsuits against car dealers have to do with inadvertent failures of disclosure - where the actual damages is minimal, but when put into a class action can kill the dealership.

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