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Handling a dispute with a manufacturer

We have addressed some of the legal challenges that auto dealerships face, such as disputes with staff members or customers. Sometimes, however, litigation can involve a manufacturer and these cases can be especially difficult. As a result, it may be in the best interests of your business to avoid litigation, which may be possible by carefully discussing the issue(s) with a manufacturer. Ideally, these disagreements can be resolved without heading to court and taking on the stressors associated with litigation. After all, lawsuits can be difficult from a financial standpoint and in terms of time lost, both for manufacturers and car dealerships alike.

Litigation, from an auto dealer's viewpoint

If you run an auto dealership, you likely have to handle a number of problems from time to time, whether you run into disagreements with staff members or face challenges which involve certain customers. We understand how challenging this can be for auto dealerships in Irvine and all over the state of California. We also know that some of these disputes can lead to litigation and that they are a myriad of reasons why auto dealers find themselves in the courtroom. Unfortunately, litigation can have an incredibly damaging impact on a dealership, even in instances when the auto dealer is falsely accused of wrongdoing.

Employment law and auto dealerships

There are many different reasons why auto dealers may find themselves in a difficult position, legally speaking. For example, litigation involving another car dealer may arise or a dealership may struggle with difficult clients. However, employment law issues can be especially tricky and take many different forms. If you own an auto dealership, or if you work for a car dealership, it is important to understand which types of behavior violate the rights of employees and ensure that the appropriate steps are taken in the event that such violations take place. In Irvine, and across the rest of California, these disputes can have a very damaging impact on dealerships of all sizes.

Car Dealers Beware: Failure to Settle Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act Claims Quickly Can Result in Liability for Huge Legal Fees

A recent Court of Appeals decision, Goglin v. BMW of North America, LLC, et al. reveals the risk to the dealer of failing to quickly settle a consumer demand for restitution under the Song-Beverly Act. BMW and the dealer recently lost an appeal of an award of over $185,000 in attorney fees following settlement of a consumer claim.

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