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Hefty fine for auto dealer after door lands on worker's legs

ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A Saskatchewan auto dealership has been fined $35,000 after a service bay door came down on an employee and fractured both of his legs. The ... Read more

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Record-keeping 101 for car dealerships

Automobile dealerships that want to remain on good terms with regulators should pay close attention to how and where they keep their records, says Toronto licensing and compliance ... Read more

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Extended warranties present opportunities, pitfalls for dealers

Car dealerships must take care when offering extended warranties to customers, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Do OMVIC suspensions of car dealerships go too far?

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) issues immediate suspensions of car dealerships when it determines their actions are putting the car-buying public at risk, but ... Read more

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Bylaw review ensures fairness for taxis, PTCs

It’s vital that the City of Toronto completes a promised review of its bylaws to certify a level playing field for taxis and private transportation companies ... Read more

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Dealers must investigate liens on trade-in vehicles

Auto dealers selling trade-in vehicles are required to disclose a long list of items — from the odometer reading and the condition of the vehicle to how it was used and ... Read more

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Meticulous record-keeping prudent for auto dealers

Automobile dealerships need to ensure they are extra diligent when it comes to creating and maintaining their paperwork, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar ... Read more

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In a media-driven world, image has a price tag

Cocaine baron Pablo Escobar , boxing icon Muhammad Ali and film director Woody Allen seem like an incongruent group but there is a strong legal connection, says Toronto ... Read more

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Due diligence vital for dealerships selling used vehicles

Car dealerships are responsible to ensure that every car they sell has a clear title and no outstanding loans against it, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi ... Read more

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Non-disclosure puts auto dealers at risk

Car dealers need to be clear and truthful in all material they post about the vehicles they’re selling, including the price, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer ... Read more

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Car dealers, salespeople must comply with strict regulations

The Ontario car sales industry is heavily regulated and subject to oversight by its regulatory body, which conducts periodic inspections to ensure consumers are protected, says ... Read more

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Clearly defined standards needed for home inspectors

Toronto real estate lawyer Anar Dewshi says the provincial government’s plan to introduce regulations for home inspections is much needed as there are currently no ... Read more

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Onus on dealers to ensure advertising is clear, truthful

Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi says car dealers should be careful about who they hire to create marketing campaigns as the onus is on dealers to make ... Read more

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Dealers must do due diligence, disclose recall information

In light of massive recalls related to defective Takata airbags and Volkswagen diesel software, dealers need to be aware that they are required to disclose a vehicle’s ... Read more

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'Curbsiders' face stiff penalties, jail time

Recent investigations and prosecutions around “curbsiders” — illegal, unlicensed auto dealers — highlights the importance of becoming a registered car ... Read more

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LAT reliant on factors outside its purview in revoking dealer's license

A Divisional Court ruling, which set aside a decision by the Licensing Appeal Tribunal (LAT) to revoke a car dealer’s license, highlights that the tribunal can only assess ... Read more

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Auto dealers should be aware of MVDA advertising rules

A recent media campaign promoting all-in price advertising is just one of the key protections consumers receive when buying a car from an Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry ... Read more

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