Our special guest is Richard (“Rick”) Hackett, former Assistant CFPB Director responsible for auto finance regulation and presently a member of the Board of F&I Sentinel, which supports lender compliance in the auto finance and insurance industry.  In December 2023, the FTC announced its Combatting Auto Retail Scams Rule, otherwise known as the “CARS Rule,” which sets new requirements on the sale, financing, and leasing of new and used vehicles by motor vehicle dealers.  This two-part podcast episode repurposes a recent webinar.  In Part I, we begin with a discussion of the legal challenge filed by the National Automobile Dealers Association seeking judicial review of the CARS Rule, the FTC’s postponement of the Rule’s effective date, and potential legislative challenges to the Rule.  We then discuss the Rule’s scope and key definitions, the misrepresentations that are expressly prohibited under the Rule, and the Rule’s new disclosure requirements on dealer advertising and sales communications.

Alan Kaplinsky, Senior Counsel in Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group, moderates the discussion, joined by John Culhane and Michael Guerrero, Partners in the Group, and Brian Turetsky, Of Counsel in the Group.

To listen to Part I of the episode, click here.