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Sales Effectiveness Challenges with Limited Inventory

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Sales Effectiveness Challenges with Limited Inventory

Speaking today before the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, Weston Hurd partners Robert Poklar and Matthew Miller addressed the very real issue of inventory supply in their presentation, “Sales Effectiveness Challenges with Limited Inventory.” Bob and Matt discussed the legal ramifications regarding automobile dealers inability to fulfill obligations under their franchise agreements with limited or […]

You Auto Know! – Lease Terminations

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You Auto Know! – Lease Terminations

Scenario: A customer comes to the dealership at the termination of his lease and wants to purchase the vehicle. Since it is a very desirable vehicle, the sales person and manager increase the purchase price by $5,000 and since it was eligible for a CPO program, they tacked that on to the purchase price and charged registration […]

The New Year Brings Growth to Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

The New Year Brings Growth to Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

WESTON HURD LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE EXPANSION OF ITS COLUMBUS OFFICE WITH THE ADDITION OF TWELVE ATTORNEYS. On January 1, 2022, ten attorneys formerly of Lane Alton joined Weston Hurd LLP. These attorneys, in addition to Robert Stoffers and Lorree Dendis who joined the firm in the fall, elevate Weston Hurd to more […]

Smart Growth Drives Expansion of Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

Smart Growth Drives Expansion of Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

The Ohio-based law firm of Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Columbus office with the addition of twelve attorneys. Effective January 1, 2022, ten attorneys from Lane Alton will join Weston Hurd. These attorneys, in addition to the recent hires of Robert H. Stoffers and Lorree L. Dendis, will elevate the law […]

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard Contains Some Surprises

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard Contains Some Surprises

On November 5, 2021, OSHA’s emergency workplace COVID-19 safety rule will be published and effective. Employers with more than 100 employees will have 30 days to comply. The emergency rule contains several mandatory requirements, few exceptions, typical recordkeeping requirements and some surprising obligations. The rule requires employers to establish a mandatory written vaccination policy for all employees. This […]

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

This is the third and last installment of advisories discussing recently enacted Ohio Senate Bill 57 (the “Bill”) and its impact on Ohio real property tax reductions and exemptions. Frequently, commercial and industrial property leases require the tenant to pay all expenses attending the realty leased, including real estate taxes. However, historically, under applicable law, such a business tenant could […]

You Auto Know!® – Advertising Compliance

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You Auto Know!® – Advertising Compliance

Over the years, I have counseled clients, conducted seminars, and written numerous articles on advertising compliance. And the topic is still relevant. As you know, the FTC has become actively involved in reviewing dealerships’ advertising practices. The FTC entered into numerous consent agreements with dealerships indicating the stores could not advertise prices or discounts unless qualifications are […]

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

The subsidy of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan repayments offered by the CARES Act has been extended by the newly enacted Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Venues Act (the “Act”). For existing SBA borrowers with currently serviced loans, the government will now pay principal, interest and fees for those loans for an additional […]