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Hudson Offers Advice as Attorney General Actions Against Dealers Heat Up

by Dealertrack
on September 29, 2011

After seeing the penalty the Washington attorney general levied on an independent dealer last week, attorney Tom Hudson said he’s seen an uptick in these cases recently and that the operation “got off relatively lightly.”

Hudson stressed dealers can avoid what happened to RGH Marketing and its owner Robert Hubbard Jr., a former manager of Interstate Auto Liquidators in Vancouver, Washington.

Washington attorney general Rob McKenna originally filed a lawsuit in 2009 against RGH Marketing and Hubbard, alleging both violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act, Promotional Advertising of Prizes Act and Dealers’ Licenses Act.

Now, Hubbard and RGH must pay more than $128,000 in penalties and attorneys’ fees.

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