Autos roundup

  • Abuse of out-of-state motorists an issue: “The Perils of Policing for Profit: Why Tennessee should reform its civil asset forfeiture laws” [Beacon Center, earlier]
  • Manhattan: “Lawyer takes plea in $279M no-fault auto insurance fraud case” [ABA Journal]
  • “AAA Warns of ‘Dangerous’ Free Market in Parking Spaces” [Matt Yglesias, Slate via Tim Carney]
  • Negotiated rates on auto loans at dealerships might violate Obama administration’s disparate-impact guidelines [Roger Clegg]
  • Not great for Law dot com’s credibility: Corp Counsel mag throws in with “sudden acceleration” goofery; and here’s an effort to gear up acceleration claims against Ford too.
  • Ethanol group menaces Phillips with antitrust charge unless it alters franchiser rule [Alexander Cohen, Atlas]
  • “Two researchers call for installing technology to disable cellphones in moving cars” [L.A.Times via Fair Warning]

One Comment

  • The “sudden acceleration” hoopla drives me nuts, and I thought that the matter was settled as pedal misapplication. I believe Saylor committed suicide.

    Then, son-of-a gun, I had a sudden acceleration incident last month. I turned off the engine, thought a bit, and found that the edge of my shoe pressed the accelerator when my foot was on the brake. So I was a bit more careful and the problem went away. I swear on Ted frank’s beard that my story is true.