The Pennsylvania attorney general announced a $50,892.29 settlement that allows restitution for consumer victims of a Mechanicsburg used-car dealership.


The suit named New Kingstown Auto LLC, owner Harry D. Laughman, and an employee, Dana L. (Blosser) San.


The settlement, in the form of a petition requiring court approval, comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office alleging several violations.


According to the suit, the dealership advertised used motor vehicles for sale without disclosing the business name and address of the advertiser or the word “dealer” and sold vehicles without a valid dealer or salesperson license.


The dealership is also accused of clocking, failing to forward paperwork to the state Department of Transportation.

New Kingston also allegedly failed to disclose required information on leases and accepted installment payments from consumers on vehicles without holding the required installment seller license.

Carvana Co. launched in four Mid-Atlantic markets.


The company now offers as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to in Hagerstown and Salisbury, Md., as well as Charlottesville and Roanoke, Va.


Carvana offers as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery in 129 markets across the U.S.

Cars.com Inc. reported a net loss of $9 million in the first quarter, compared to net income of $0.9 million.


Revenues were $154.2 million, down $5.8 million year-over-year. Adjusted net income was $20.7 million, down $7.7 million year-over-year.


Net cash provided by operating activities was $38.4 million for the first quarter, with free cash flow of $35 million.


Cars.com saw average monthly unique visitors of 22.4 million, up 16 percent year-over-year.


Traffic was 132.5 million, up 17 percent year-over-year, driven by strong SEO and paid traffic. Mobile traffic accounted for 71 percent of total traffic compared to 65 percent in the first quarter of 2018.


Dealer customers were 19,300 as of March 31 compared with 19,921 as of Dec. 31.


Direct monthly average revenue per dealer (ARPD) was $2,102, up 3 percent year-over-year excluding revenue from dealer websites and related digital solutions from Dealer Inspire. When dealer website and related digital solutions from Dealer Inspire is included, ARPD was $2,225 for the first quarter of 2019.


Dealer Inspire revenue grew 24 percent year-over-year on a pro forma basis, and Dealer Inspire website customers reached 2,700 at March 31, compared to 2,500 at Dec. 31.


Cars.com now has 3,700 dealers enrolled in AutoCorrected, an automated solution allowing dealers to auto-populate features and options in their vehicle listings.

The Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued a used-car dealership and its owner for failing to deliver titles to customers.  


The lawsuit accuses Thomas Ciatti Sr. and his business, Carite Medina, of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act.

The dealership was located at 2700 Medina Rd. in Medina. It is no longer in operation.


Consumers filed nine complaints against the business with the Attorney-General’s office, most of them alleging that Ciatti never provided titles for cars purchased at the dealership. Ciatti took action to resolve some of the complaints, but claimed he lacked the money needed to resolve all of them.


The state’s Consumer Protection Section paid Ciatti’s customers a total of $13,462 from the Title Defect Recision Fund, a program that helps used car buyers resolve title problems.

The lawsuit seeks reimbursement from Ciatti and an order preventing him from holding a dealer or salesperson license.

CarMax is opening a new Customer Experience Center this July in Olathe, Kansas, part of the Kansas City metro.


The center will create approximately 300 jobs.


It will be CarMax’s second stand-alone center designed to support the company’s new buying experience rolling out nationwide.

CarMax Consultants working in the Center will support customers over the phone or online with shopping and financing until the customer is ready to pick up their vehicle at an area store or receive the vehicle through home delivery.

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