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The dealer to dealer expemption applies to all Vehicle Code requirements. Further, a vehicle is not a total loss salvage vehicle unless, based on an objective standard, the cost of repairs exceeds the vehicles predamaged retail value.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/28/2004
  • Published 05/28/2004


  • WISEMAN, J., concurring.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy, Niall P. McCarthy, Burlingame, Laura Schlichtmann, San Francisco, and Richard A. Dana;  William M. Krieg & Associates and William M Krieg for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Folger Levin & Kahn, Michael A. Kahn, Margaret E. Murray, San Francisco, Dominique R. Shelton, Los Angeles, and Eric M. Lode, San Francisco, for Defendants and Respondents., Latham & Watkins, Christopher L. Byers and Charles S. Treat, San Francisco, for Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Gail E. Lees, Austin V. Schwing, Los Angeles, and Darren Lisitza for Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., and Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.
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