Two very good articles with lots of sound advice for helping you avoid the salesman over there on the left.
How to Buy A Car (LA TIMES)
How to Trade a Car (LA Times)
And if you are thinking about a used car, this next LA Times link is a MUST READ:
How to know if your car was recalled but not fixed.
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"In a decision just two days ago, a federal judge appointed by George W. Bush felt compelled by U.S. Supreme Court decisions to enforce an arbitration clause even though the judge noted that
(a) the court did not believe that the plaintiffs ever believed they were signing away their right to bring a lawsuit;
(b) enforcing the clause would “undermine effective enforcement of federal antitrust laws”; and
(c) enforcing the clause after the defendant first had decided to litigate in court was “inefficient and wasteful.”
The court concluded that in this area of law, “common sense plays no role.”
Here’s a blog post about the case, with link to the decision:
This is a true poster child of arbitration abuse, really highlighting just how unfair the law has gotten under the current U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions. If people will read this decision, they may well get a sense of just how out of whack the law has gotten in this area."
Emily Bazelon's explanation of a recent Obama executive order is posted on Slate.
Tell your Congresscritter: Don't Let Corporations Endanger Our Health and Safety with Secrecy Deals!
We shouldn't let giant corporations keep hiding what they know about defective products when they settle lawsuits!
John Gear is a Salem attorney.