Faculty Notes

Prof. Norman Silber Quoted in New York Times Story on FTC Ruling on Used Cars Under Recall

Norman I. Silber, Professor of Law

Buyer Beware: ‘Certified’ Used Cars May Still Be Under Recall
By Christopher Jensen
The New York Times
Dec. 16, 2016


The F.T.C. had reached a preliminary settlement in January with G.M. and the two used-car chains. But the deal was subject to a period of public comments, during which many consumer groups and some lawmakers had pressed the agency to require fuller disclosure by those who sell used cars.

Norman I. Silber, a professor of consumer law at Hofstra University, said it was hard to understand how the F.T.C. could approve the order and say “they have lived up to their consumer protection mandate.”

Danielle Ivory and Cecilia Kang contributed reporting.

A version of this article appears in print on December 17, 2016, on Page B1 of the New York edition with the headline: ‘Certified’ Used Cars Do Not Need Safety Recalls Fixed, F.T.C. Says.

Read the full article at nytimes.com.