San Diego Law Review


Douglas Dexter

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This Comment examines Congress' recent veto of the Used Car Rule, which would have required that a used automobile dealer provide a written list of major defects that the dealer knew existed in a car offered for sale. The author examines the nature of the proposed legislation, the reasons for its introduction by the Federal Trade Commission, and the objections that lead to its eventual demise. The author suggests that the courts expand the traditional fraud cause of action to include nondisclosure of major defects by used automobile dealers.

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