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Michigan Chevy store wins dispute with customer over $10,000 down payment

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
A Detroit-area Chevy dealership is entitled to the $10,000 down payment it failed to collect from a vehicle buyer, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.

Ford can pursue lawsuit after Explorers wound up in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2015
A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled Ford can pursue a lawsuit against a fleet customer it claims wrongfully exported vehicles to China and failed to buy enough vehicles to qualify for the $823,000 in incentives it received from Ford.

Legal turmoil at 2 Alabama stores: What went wrong?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Two Birmingham, Ala.

Return lost Jeeps to FCA Australia

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Australia is trying to track down some $10 million worth of vehicles its former CEOs loaned to celebrities there.

Saturn was a loser for years -- but who knew?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015
Rather than seeking damages from General Motors for his lost Saturn dealerships, a former Florida dealer is moving ahead with his lawsuit against...


Former Suzuki store owner wins right to arbitrate in consumer dispute

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
The owner of a former Suzuki dealership in Kansas City, Mo.

Pa. Porsche store prevails in suit over 'as is' used car

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A consumer who bought a used 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano “as is” from a Philadelphia-area Porsche dealership can't sue the dealership...


Pa. Chrysler store loses bid to toss suit over financing

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2015
A retiree on a fixed income who sued a Pennsylvania Chrysler dealership claiming the store deceived her about the financing and condition of a used...

GM avoids some ignition switch liability

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
The bankruptcy judge who approved GM's reorganization in 2009 refused to override the liability shield he had granted it but said plaintiffs can keep...


GM loses bid to dismiss racial bias suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
GM lost its bid to dismiss a suit accusing it of racial discrimination for refusing to let qualified white applicants acquire an available Chevrolet...

FCA considers appeal of $150 million verdict in Ga. trial

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is considering an appeal of a $150 million jury verdict in rural Georgia on Thursday, April 2, that said the company was 99 percent...


Fired Honda store F&I staffer wins new whistleblower trial

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
A former Honda dealership employee in Florida who was fired after notifying the store's corporate parent of suspected fraudulent F&I and warranty...


Mercedes store wins suit over English-only documents

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
A trial court and the California Court of Appeal have ruled in favor of a California Mercedes dealership in a suit brought by a Spanish-speaking...

Justices paved way for suit against TrueCar

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
The dealer lawsuit accusing vehicle-shopping site TrueCar Inc.


CarMax beats Calif. suit over 'certified' documents

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
CarMax Auto Superstores California has beaten a fraud suit by the purchasers of a used 2008 Dodge Caravan who claimed the Riverside dealership where...

'Patent trolls' target automakers, and Ford Motor is fighting back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Ford Motor Co. was sued for patent infringement more than a dozen times between 2012 and 2014, but not by jilted suppliers or rival automakers.


N. Carolina Ford store faces trial in case alleging finance fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015
A North Carolina Ford dealership that won dismissal of a lawsuit arising from the sale and financing of a used 2007 Jeep Wrangler is now facing a...


Calif. dealer again loses claim that Nissan misled him Eric Freedman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
A California dealer who claims Nissan misled him about the market visibility of his store before he closed his purchase has lost his case in a second...

Mich. store faces trial in suit over negative equity

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014
A Michigan Chrysler-Dodge store violated state law by failing to itemize a customer’s negative equity on new-car loan documents.

Mercedes-Benz's first refusal right upheld

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA has beaten all claims but one in a lawsuit challenging its use of the right of first refusal to block a dealership buy/sell deal in...

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