Suffolk County wrongly held auto company vehicles, federal lawsuits say

Subsidiaries of three auto companies and a bank that makes auto loans each sued Suffolk County in federal court this week, alleging the county wrongly held seized vehicles in which the plaintiffs held an interest.

The lawsuits allege Suffolk wrongly charged them for towing and storage.

Manhattan-based lawyer Nicholas Duston, representing leasing or lending arms of Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota; and the bank, Manufacturers and Traders Trust; filed the lawsuits in Eastern District of New York in Central Islip.

It seeks unspecified damages and a permanent injunction against “unconstitutional practices” by Suffolk County. The suits do not say how many vehicles may have been improperly held but called the county’s practices “regular and systematic.”

Duston filed a similar complaint in June on behalf of Santander Consumer, alleging the county wrongly seized a vehicle for which the bank was lienholder.

Dennis Cohen, an attorney for Suffolk County in the lawsuit, did

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Lincoln company to provide state with mobile testing trailers | Local Business News

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Nebraska is buying 10 mobile units from Pacific Engineering Inc., including five of the trailers shown here, to deploy as mobile COVID-19 testing units across the state for Test Nebraska.

Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now — with summer-like temperatures in the 80s — winter is coming.

And COVID-19 doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.

That presents a problem for Nebraska’s mobile testing operations, especially those set up in tents outside.

Earlier this week, Bryan Health moved its COVID-19 testing site from a tent at its Bryan LifePointe center near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road, to a former auto repair shop at Antelope Valley Parkway and O Street so it could have a place more protected from the elements.

Test Nebraska has similar issues, often operating out of tents or, in the case of its Lincoln site, under a parking

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Wary lenders go slow on festive auto loan offers

Chennai: Despite the festival season being just round the corner, car financiers are not rolling out the big bang schemes that are de rigueur this time of the year.
Although car loan rates are the lowest in the last 12 months, auto dealers and marketers say banks and financiers are being extra cautious in view of the moratorium-related non-performing assets (NPAs) that they are expecting.
Kotak Mahindra Prime MD Vyomesh Kapasi said, “The car loan interest rates are down 125 basis points (100bps = 1 percentage point) year on year. The ongoing interest rates are the lowest in a long time with sub-9% for all segments and sub-8% for luxury vehicles. Even used car rates are now down to 12-12.5%.”
Car dealers say that most banks and NBFCs are offering longer tenure loans and that too for select customers.
M&M dealer Nikunj Sanghi of JS 4Wheel Motor said, “The festival
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Prime Day 2020 deals you can get right now: $20 Echo Auto, $25 Blink Mini, $300 Toshiba 55-inch TV

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Amazon Prime Day 2020, which arrives next week. Of course, it runs for two days, not just one: Oct. 13 and 14. Unofficially, though? It’s happening right now, as Amazon has been trotting out early deals since last week. Below you’ll find some of the best discounts — and there are some darn good ones — as curated by yours truly. Here’s the important caveat: You must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to take advantage of these, and most other, Prime Day deals.

Assuming you’re already a subscriber, you should think seriously about applying for Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa card. Right now, that will net you a $100 Amazon gift card you can use for

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Coast Guard housing site near North Concord BART heads to auction for $15 million

CONCORD — A U.S. Coast Guard-owned 59-acre parcel that the city once hoped to buy and develop will instead go on the auction block next week for a minimum of $15 million.

The property, about a mile away from the North Concord BART station, was transferred from the U.S. Navy to the Coast Guard in 2007 and had been used for housing military personnel, although they are not up to code.

The site’s two developments, Victory Village and Quinault Village — named after the S.S. Quinault Victory ship, which exploded in the deadly Port Chicago Naval Magazine disaster during World War II — include 40 duplex buildings built in the 1960s and 42 apartment-style buildings built in 1989.

Concord city leaders had planned to buy the property, which is adjacent to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The latest iterations of the plans proposed 800 units could be built on

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New vs. Used Car Depreciation Guide

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5. BMW 3 Series. Average new price, $50,369. One-year depreciation, 38.2 percent. Average year-old price, $31,128

Our take. Consumer Reports’ reliability rating of 1 out of 5 puts a wrench in the works. The 2012 to 2018 models scored better. Apparently, the 2019 has tempting upgrades such as improved handling and good fuel economy, but dependability has to be a part of that list.

6. Chevrolet Camaro. Average new price, $44,492. One-year depreciation, 37.8 percent. Average year-old price, $27,663

Our take. We wonder what the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — Camaro’s direct rivals — did differently to avoid such a steep fall in value. Even though they’re not on the list, we would check their year-old prices, too, if we were shopping for a used sporty coupe. Buoying that: Consumer Reports’ reliability scores differ, showing Mustang at 3 of 5 and

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Best car insurance in Louisiana 2020

If you’re looking for the best cheap car insurance in Louisiana, it pays to shop around. Louisiana ranks third most expensive in the country (behind Florida and New York) in car insurance rates by state. Comparing estimates can help you find cheap car insurance in Louisiana and could save you hundreds of dollars per year.

a narrow city street with cars parked on the side of a road: Cars on Royal Street in New Orleans

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Cars on Royal Street in New Orleans

A few items to keep in mind when you’re shopping for car insurance are:

  • Louisiana’s minimum requirements
  • Adequate coverage amounts for your assets
  • Reviews and reputation for each insurance company

By remembering those things, you’ll be able to get the coverage you need.

Best car insurance companies in Louisiana

There are many options when it comes to car insurance Louisiana. To narrow the field down to the best car insurance in Louisiana, we analyzed several factors. J.D. Power’s most recent 2020 Auto Insurance Study

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Future of people driving around country in private cars is ‘fantasy built on cheap oil’

Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan has said the future of people driving around the country in private cars is a moribund “fantasy built on cheap oil”.

Ms Grehan is advocating for the permanent allocation of open public space in the capital, following its increased temporary use to limit the spread of Covid-19.

She was one of a number of speakers at Thursday’s Open House Dublin online “Big Debate – Dublin’s Fair City”, organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, discussing the creation of city space in the context of the pandemic experience.

“We can do astonishing things when we have to,” Ms Grehan said, regarding the change in social behaviour and Dublin City Council’s Covid-19 mobility measures that aim to free up space for alternative mobility.

“Just at the very basic level, those temporary measures we do need to make them beautiful. We need to make them permanent. I think we

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Automobile Carburetor Market Size, Share

New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 10/08/2020 — The report includes estimations of market size, market share, product types and applications, growth rate, future trends, and regional bifurcation of the market. The market report on the Automobile Carburetor industry covers all mandatory and fruitful data about the industry that can assist the companies and business decision-makers in formulating strategic business plans to expand their business.

The report is updated with the latest market scenarios with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has disrupted the global supply chains and contributed to financial instabilities. It has also affected the market trends and dynamics and has drastically affected the key segments of the market. The report offers a comprehensive initial and future assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Automobile Carburetor market and its crucial segments.

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