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CFPB Fines Hyundai Capital $19 Million for Credit Reporting Errors

Following an investigation, the CFPB required Hyundai Capital America, the financing arm of the Korean auto manufacturer, to make payments totaling over $19 million as a penalty for allegedly providing and failing to correct inaccurate information to nationwide credit reporting companies between 2016 and 2020. The CFPB alleged that Hyundai Capital provided inaccurate information on…

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Auto Dealer Pays $10 Million in Record-Setting Settlement with the FTC and Illinois

The FTC and Illinois AG Kwame Raoul reached a settlement with multistate auto dealership Edward Napleton Automotive Group and affiliate persons and dealerships (collectively, “Napleton”) to resolve allegations that Napleton systematically and repeatedly misled consumers, discriminated against Black customers, and used illegal sales and marketing tactics in violation of the FTC Act, the Truth in…

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Democratic AGs Seek Stiffer Penalties for CAFE-Standards Violations

A group of 13 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta and New York AG Letitia James, sent a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) to restore penalties for automakers that failed to meet corporate average fuel economy (“CAFE”) standards for model years 2019-2021 vehicles. The letter calls on NHTSA to immediately…

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Reinstatement of California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

A group of 16 Republican AGs, led by Ohio AG Dave Yost, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) urging it to not reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which the letter argues is unconstitutional. In the letter, the AGs urge the EPA to maintain the Trump administration’s Safer…

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Truck Leasing Company and its Inspectors Accused of Fraudulently Issuing Passing Inspection Certificates for Its Trucks

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sued national truck rental company Penske Leasing and Rental Company, LP and six of its inspectors (collectively “Penske”) over allegations that it allegedly issued fraudulent passing inspection certificates to some of its vehicles in violation of the Massachusetts Clean Air Act and regulations governing its Motor Vehicle Inspection Program, the Massachusetts Inspection and Maintenance Act, and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act.

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