California Auto Dealer Newsletter – Arbitration and PAGA Claims

July 2022

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Arbitration and PAGA Claims

A lot has been written about the Viking River Cruises case since it came down last month so a lengthy article is not warranted here. Suffice it to say that you need to make sure your arbitration agreement applies the Federal Arbitration Act and continue using it for the time being even with respect to PAGA cases. Make sure any attorney representing you in a PAGA case is not assuming that your arbitration agreement does not apply the Federal Arbitration Act even if it predated the Viking River Cruises case. This case may provide you with the means to move your PAGA case to arbitration, at least for the time being.

Family Matters:

Succession Planning – What You Need to Know Before It’s Too Late

When it comes to estate planning, many areas of expertise converge to create the best estate plan. It is rare for one estate planning attorney to have all the expertise needed for a family business to be smoothly transferred.

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The Devil Is in the Details

Staying out of litigation, to the extent possible, is high on everyone’s priority list. It is costly and time-consuming. Having people on your team who pay attention to the details can make all the difference when a dispute arises.

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Dealers Beware

What is the biggest threat facing dealers in the long-term? There are many to choose from, but the one that dealers are not paying attention to is the biggest threat. Specifically, it is the terms manufacturers are putting into Dealer Sales and Service Agreements. Don’t squander your investment. See my past article on this topic here and learn more below.

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Erin K. Tenner is a partner with Gray·Duffy, LLP and has been legal counsel representing auto dealers in buying and selling auto dealerships for more than 30 years. She can be reached at 818-907-4071 or [email protected].


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These articles are necessarily general in nature and do not substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular matter. Readers should consult  with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.

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Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.