New GM disclosure form riles dealers

General Motors dealers could face major penalties, even termination, if they fail to use a new disclosure form for customers who buy non-GM service contracts, a new or used vehicle with non-GM accessories or used vehicles with non-GM? parts, the automaker told dealers last month. But by enforcing the new disclosure process and draconian penalties,…

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Factories, dealers clash over canceled store sales

When Mercedes-Benz scuttled Jona-than Sobel’s $30 million deal to buy a New Jersey dealership last year by exercising its right of first refusal, Sobel sued. And he got a lot more cautious about where he’d buy more dealerships to add to his stores in New York. Sobel declined to discuss specifics of his lawsuit. But…

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