Eric Freedman

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N.J. Nissan dealership loses appeal for arbitration in F&I dispute
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23
A North Plainfield, N.J., dealership can't force a customer who refinanced her vehicle to arbitrate class-action claims in an F&I-related dispute, the Appellate Division ...


W.Va. dealers lose fight with Ford over doc fees
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9
A federal judge has dismissed a suit by the West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association that accuses Ford of violating a state law requiring all customers to be ...


CarMax cleared after refusing sale to used-car dealer
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30
A federal judge in Georgia has tossed a lawsuit by a used-car dealer who claims an Atlanta-area CarMax store wrongfully refused to sell him a new 2013 Jeep Wrangler. ...


Cadillac store loses bid to appeal award in spot delivery case
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4
A Louisiana dealership that brought the police into a spot delivery dispute with a customer has lost its bid to appeal her $15,600 award for false imprisonment. ...


Lawyer: N.J. store will pay $3 million punitive damage award for rollover
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26
A New Jersey dealership has agreed to pay a $3 million punitive damage award for failing to warn the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer involved in a rollover accident ...


Sonic Automotive appeals ruling favoring insurers in anti-theft product case
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 | UPDATED: 5/19/14 10:50 am ET -- adds CorePointe response
Sonic Automotive is appealing a decision that left two insurers off the hook for its tab in defending class-action claims of fraud and intentional wrongdoing in selling a ...


Tenn. Chrysler store wins dismissal of suit for 'finance' fraud
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7
A federal judge has thrown out a suit accusing a Johnson City, Tenn. ...


Dealer found liable for fraud, defamation of former manager
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28
A jury in Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered dealer Jerry Durant and his retail group to pay $2.6 million for falsely accusing a former general manager of accepting kickbacks ...


Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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