AFLC Attorney Angela Smith Quoted in Dealer Industry Magazine Article About Arbitration Decision

AFLC Attorney Angela Smith was quoted in Automotive News, an industry news magazine, in an article concerning an appeal that was recently decided in our client’s favor.

“A California dealership cannot force a customer to arbitrate his individual and class-action allegations of illegal fee collection and other claims, a state appellate panel has ruled.

Plaintiff’s lawyer Angela Smith of San Diego said the decision means dealers ‘can’t just slap stuff on the back of a contract and hope it flies.’ In addition, she said, the arbitration provision as written would have prevented her client from pursuing class-action claims and would have exposed him to high upfront costs and, potentially, would make him liable for the dealership’s legal costs.” Read more: