On October 7, the Governor signed AB 238, which amends ASFA on the remedies available for failing to itemize license and registration fees in violation of ASFA. The so-called ‘lumping’ cases had become a cottage industry for some members of the plaintiff’s bar. ASFA regulates motor vehicle conditional sale contracts, and, among other things, requires a person selling or leasing a motor vehicle under a conditional sale contract to disclose certain information to a buyer. A violation of those disclosure requirements can make a conditional sale contract unenforceable. AB 238, chaptered as Chapter 526, would provide that a conditional sale contract shall not be made unenforceable solely for a violation of provisions requiring the disclosure of certain fees paid to public officials, including vehicle license fees, registration fees, and California tire fees. A copy of the law can be found here.