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New Car Dealer Laws


" It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me,
but it can keep him from lynching me,
and I think that's pretty important.”

Martin Luther King, Jr."

This page our website is intended to assist our clients, their attorneys, accountants and advisors. As with all legal documents connected with buying and selling dealerships, be sure to review them with an attorney familiar with the industry and the laws and customs that apply to the dealership's physical location. Thank you.

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  • 15 USC, Chapter 27, Section 1221 et. seq. – Automobile Dealer Suits Against Manufacturers, aka Dealer Day in Court Act
  • HR 2743 – Automobile Dealer Economic Rights Restoration Act of 2009. Track status of the Senate's counterpart bill S 1304.
    Summary of Bill: An automobile manufacturer in which the Federal Government has an ownership interest, or which receives loans from the Federal Government, may not deprive an automobile dealer of its economic rights and shall honor those rights as they existed, for Chrysler LLC dealers, prior to the commencement of the bankruptcy case by Chrysler LLC on April 25, 2009, and for General Motors Corp. dealers, prior to the commencement of the bankruptcy case by General Motors Corp. on June 1, 2009, including the dealer’s rights to recourse under State law.

    At the request of an automobile dealer, an automobile manufacturer covered under this Act shall restore the franchise agreement between that automobile dealer and Chrysler LLC or General Motors Corp. that was in effect prior to the commencement of their respective bankruptcy cases. In the House of Representatives June 8, 2009


  • New Car Dealer License Requirements
  • New Vehicle Definition
  • Used Vehicle Definition
  • Damaged Vehicle Definition


  • New Dealer Franchise Law SB 424 Passed June 2009
  • California Permits and Licenses
  • New Vehicle Definition
  • Used Vehicle Definition
  • Damaged Vehicle Definition
  • Unlawful Acts
  • Termination of Franchise


  • New Vehicle
  • Used Vehicle
  • Temporary Dealer License
  • Sunday Closing Law
  • Colorado Motor Vehicle Industry Laws & Regulations


  • Procedure for Obtaining Dealer License
  • Dealer Application
  • Used Car Warranty Law
  • New Vehicle Definition


  • Definitions: New, Used and Demonstrator


  • Louisiana Automobile Dealer Laws
  • Establishment of New Dealership or Relocation


  • Maine Dealer License Requirements


  • Massachusetts Dealer Factory Law


  • New Vehicle Definition
  • Dealer Termination Rights


  • Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission Laws
  • New Vehicle Definition
  • Termination Rights


  • Certificate Of No Tax Due
  • Change of Ownership
  • Texas DOT General Dealer Licensing Information
  • New Vehicle Definition
  • Sunday Closing Law
  • Rights Upon Termination
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