Automotive/Transportation

You Auto Know! – WHEN IS A FRANCHISE CLOSED?

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You Auto Know! – WHEN IS A FRANCHISE CLOSED?

Although it doesn’t happen often, every once in a while a new automobile dealership will go dark and, under Ohio law, if the dealership ceases operations for 45 days, then it is deemed a closed franchisee point. Surprisingly, until recently, there has been no judicial definition of what “going dark” means. This author was recently […]

You Auto Know! – IDENTITY THEFT: AGAIN

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You Auto Know! – IDENTITY THEFT: AGAIN

The March 2016 You Auto Know discussed the issue of identity theft and a real world case that I was involved in at the time. Since 2016, this author has been involved in numerous identity theft issues, specifically targeting automobile dealers. At that time, I stated that “the first line of defense the dealership has in defending […]

You Auto Know! SOCIAL MEDIA, AGAIN

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You Auto Know! SOCIAL MEDIA, AGAIN

Everyone uses some form of social media whether Facebook®, Twitter®, Snapchat®, or any other variation that is out there or will be out there in the future.  Further, advertising has become so sophisticated that at times potential customers can be individually targeted with a brief message posted on their Facebook or other social media.  Regardless […]

You Auto Know! Relocation Protest Scenario

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You Auto Know! Relocation Protest Scenario

A manufacturer provides you with a conditional relocation approval letter to relocate your dealership.  The move does not fall within any of the exceptions under Ohio law and you must clear the market.  Your same line competitor receives the mandatory correspondence from the manufacturer regarding the relocation approval and files a protest pursuant to Ohio […]

Big Changes to Ohio’s DUI /OVI Law Effective April 6, 2017

Big Changes to  Ohio’s DUI /OVI Law  Effective April 6, 2017

Ohio House Bills 388 and 436, more commonly referred to as “Annie’s Law,” became effective on April 6, 2017.  These bills bring significant changes to Ohio’s drunk driving laws.  Every motorist should be aware of these changes, as well as employers who have employees that drive company vehicles or drive as part of their job […]

YOU AUTO KNOW! – HOLIDAY CHEER

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HOLIDAY CHEER            It is the holiday season again, and as I have stated in the past, the best policy is not to be a “Scrooge,” but remember that the dealership is responsible for the actions of its employees.  Injuries or accidents that occur as a result of too much “holiday spirit” on […]