Eric Freedman

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Former Fla. Dodge store loses arbitration bid in suit over sloppy paperwork
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2
In 2004 Roberto Basulto and Raquel Gonzalez went to a dealership in Hialeah, Fla., to buy a new 2005 Dodge Caravan. ...


Would-be Mahindra dealers lose class-action bid
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31
A group of aspiring dealers who paid for the right to distribute Mahindra vehicles in the United States and didn't get refunds when the Indian company scrapped its U.S. s ...


N.C. Ford store’s win in spot delivery suit upheld
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26
A North Carolina dealership’s jury trial victory in a spot delivery case has survived an appeal by the customer. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has refused to ...


Texas Suzuki store loses appeal of $13,203 verdict in finance case
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5
The Texas Court of Appeals has upheld a $13,203 verdict against a Fort Worth dealership that overcharged customers who financed their purchase. ...


Court: Ford notice ending Blue Oval program violated Maine dealer law
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24
A dealership that lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when Ford Motor Co. discontinued its Blue Oval Certified incentive program in 2005 will have to wait a while longe ...


Honda store prevails in suit over Calif.’s finance, consumer laws
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29
A faulty finance document didn’t keep a California appeals panel from siding with a Modesto-area Honda store in a suit brought by purchasers of a used Accord who cl ...


Court: Ill. dealership store not liable for crash
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27
A Chicago-area dealership that sold a 2000 GMC Jimmy with an allegedly defective electronic control module isn't legally responsible for an accident caused by a drunken d ...


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Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
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