Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has issued a warning to Pennsylvania automotive dealers that there has been an increase in consumer complaints relating to automotive dealership practices to the Attorney General’s Office.  That notice, a complete copy of which can be found here, reiterated that both new and used dealers in the Commonwealth have obligations to consumers in the marketing, contracting and sale of vehicles.  Even before this warning, it was critically important that Dealers be mindful of pricing and marketing rules in the current climate of limited inventory and higher pricing.  Now, following the Attorney General’s warning, Dealers should reconfirm they are compliant in all customer facing documents, interactions and marketing.  As always, the McNees Automotive Dealership Law Group is here to assist Dealers in navigating the regulatory space.  The professionals below are available to assist you and your Dealership:

 

Barbara A. Darkes, compliance, consumer and franchise matters, bdarkes@mcneeslaw.com, 717.237.5381

 

Sarah Hyser-Staub, investigations and criminal/regulatory defense matters, sstaub@mcneeslaw.com, 717.237.5473

 

David Noll, corporate and dealer franchising matters, dnoll@mcneeslaw.com, 717.237.5453