Rental Legislation & Regulation
The Legislative Channel covers legislation and regulation concerning the car and truck rental industry, car rental excise taxes, legal issues and American Car Rental Association initiatives.
September 3, 2014 in Legislative
Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, has been temporarily banned by a regional court in Germany.
By Wesley D. Hurst and Leslie Pujo, August 2014 in Legislative
Rental car companies should consider lessons learned from past class-action lawsuits and how they apply to changing technology.
July 23, 2014 in Legislative
A New Jersey Federal Court has given final approval of a proposed class-action settlement filed by plaintiffs Susan Doherty and Dwight Simonsen in 2009 (Doherty and Simonsen v Hertz Corp., et al.) .
By Richard D. Alaniz, July 2014 in Legislative
When dealing with employee litigation, employers can turn to another legal process: arbitration agreements. A pending court case illustrates the issues.
June 25, 2014 in Legislative
Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) offered the HR 2543 bill — known as the End Discriminatory State Taxes on Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR) — as an amendment during a House Judiciary Committee on June 18.
June 24, 2014 in Legislative
Likely to result in potential lawsuits over coverage, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) is opposed to a N.Y. bill that would regulate insurance coverage involved with car-sharing programs.
June 20, 2014 in Legislative
A judge of Arizona’s Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled that a car rental tax can’t help pay off the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Taxes imposed on the use of vehicles are restricted to funding road construction, maintenance and related purposes.
June 3, 2014 in Legislative
The $15 hourly wage would be the highest minimum wage in the nation. The International Franchise Association (IFA) is filing a lawsuit.
June 3, 2014 in Legislative, Rental Operations
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced its approval of the sale of 12 Advantage Rent A Car locations to Avis Budget Car Rental LLC and 10 locations to The Hertz Corp.
May 28, 2014 in Legislative
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to the CEOs of the major auto manufacturers to encourage them to support the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Act, a bill that would end the practice of renting recalled cars to consumers.
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In light of the region’s growth potential, economic volatility, local regulation and a cutthroat rate environment are factors keeping the corporates away.
The move to put lease obligations on the balance sheet brings up questions on whether the change would affect a company’s ability to borrow money, its financial statements and the accounting of closed- and open-end leases.
Attendees of this week’s Auto Rental Summit conveyed a uniformly positive outlook. In the face of the many industry threats these days, what’s up?
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