Dealers sue New Mexico over auto inspection rule

March 21, 2014 • State News

ALBUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico automobile dealers are suing the state attorney general over a new rule requiring inspections and damage disclosures for used vehicles before they’re sold to the [auth] public.

Attorney General Gary King’s office says his office now faces three separate lawsuits filed by the New Mexico Independent Automotive Dealers Association, the New Mexico Automotive Dealers and multiple individual dealers over the rule his office enacted.

The two industry associations did not immediately respond Thursday to requests for copies of their lawsuits but King’s office says the suits seek to prevent implementation of the new rule.

King’s office calls the rule a protection against unscrupulous dealers and says it will defend it in court.

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