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Welcome to your VADA newsletter archives! Below you will find links to many of the articles from previous editions of your newsletter. If you don’t see a specific article that you are searching for, contact us at 804.545.3024

A Message from Don Hall

March 27, 2019

Greetings from VADA, We hope this letter finds you well and that each of you is enjoying the start of Spring! I trust warmer temperatures will be here soon. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Fitzpatrick of CBT Automotive Network. The focus of the interview was how retail auto needs

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The Future of Auto Shows

March 26, 2019

In the past few years, there has been a decline in the number of auto manufacturers participating in auto shows. Additionally, the overall climate surrounding these events has changed. Auto shows, like ones in the U.S. and abroad, have existed for more than 100 years, and they have consistently impacted our industry in positive ways. 

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In Need of Technicians?

March 26, 2019

In today’s auto industry, fixed operations are more important than ever. More dealerships today make a large portion of their money doing repair and warranty work than ever before. And yet, we are all aware of the significant shortage of technicians that is currently plaguing our industry. One very simple solution to this issue is

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Be Sure You Give The Insurer Actual Notice of a Lawsuit

March 26, 2019

In the last two issues, we discussed who pays for the defense of a lawsuit against the dealership. Your insurance coverage can be invaluable if you face a serious lawsuit. A recent case issued by a federal appeals court, however, clarifies that actual notice of service of a lawsuit must be sent to the insurance

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Your Safeguarding Obligations May Get More Expensive

March 26, 2019

In the early years of the new millennium, the Federal Trade Commission issued regulations implementing provisions of the Gramm Leach Bliley financial reform legislation. In 2000, it issued the Privacy Rule, requiring notification about your policy and practices on consumer data. In 2002, It issued the Safeguards Rule, requiring a policy and processes for protecting

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An Arbitration Agreement Prevails Again

March 26, 2019

Do you use an arbitration agreement for employee or customer disputes? Does your arbitration agreement provide that the Federal Arbitration Act controls and any decision about arbitrability of a dispute will be determined by an arbitrator? Have you had that challenged by a plaintiffs’ attorney contending that your arbitration agreement is faulty and a court

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A Message from Don Hall

February 27, 2019

Don Hall, President & CEO Anne Gambardella, Esq. Tommy Lukish, Esq. Greetings from VADA, The 2019 Session was a whirlwind of activity with lots of long days spent at the Capitol working on behalf of Virginia’s franchised new car and truck dealers. Your association was integral in the passage of numerous bills that will benefit and

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Remembering Mike Pallone

February 27, 2019

We’d like to commemorate the life of Mike Pallone, owner of Mike Pallone Chevrolet in Springfield, Virginia. Mike was a longtime member of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association and friend of Don Hall. He served our nation in World War II and remained a patriot his entire life, always saying he lived in the best

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Remembering Ken Hall

February 27, 2019

We’d like to commemorate the life of Ken Hall, a longtime auto dealer and leader of the business community in Hampton Roads, and a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Owner of Hall Automotive, Ken was an active member of the VADA including service on the Board of Directors and a term as Chairman in

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