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Four Dealership Sales Close in Four States

Groups acquire various brands, and one also buys a commercial truck business.

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Michigan Suspends Licenses of Five Dealers

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has summarily suspended the licenses of five Detroit used-vehicle dealers after her office identified and investigated a web of suspicious auto transactions, reports F&I and Showroom. Secretary of State staff also are cooperating with area law enforcement agencies, including the Detroit Police Commercial Auto Theft Section, ... Read More »

FTC Staff Urges Michigan to Consider Allowing Direct Car Sales

Staff members at the Federal Trade Commission are imploring Michigan to open the door to direct sales by Tesla Motors Inc. and other car makers, reported The WSJ. In a letter sent to Michigan state Sen. Darwin Booher by the commission staff members, the agency urges the state legislature to “consider abandoning the direct sales ... Read More »

Mich. Governor Signs ‘Anti-Tesla’ Bill

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law on Tuesday legislation that adds tighter restrictions on direct-to-consumer vehicle sales. The move effectively bans Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in the state. Introduced in May, House Bill 5606 originally focused on prohibiting auto manufacturers from dictating what fees a franchised dealer can charge customers. ... Read More »

Deadline for Gov. Rick Snyder to Act on ‘Anti-Tesla’ Bill is Today

DETROIT, MI – It’s hard to remember the last time the word “its” has held such gravity in a proposed piece of state legislation, let alone one that relates to vehicle sales, reported Michigan Live. But in a bill that has made it onto Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk, the word “its” would be taken out ... Read More »

Auto Insurance Industry Opposes Proposed Reform Bill in Michigan

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