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Selling vehicles for export angers automakers, but is it illegal?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Authorities working to stop the flowof high-end cars overseas have run into a significant obstacle: Exporters arranging the shipments may not be breaking any laws, even if...... Read More »

Napleton sues JLR, dealership group over failed acquisition

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2014
The sale of 5 Long Island dealerships to a Miami lawyer and entrepreneur has touched off a legal fight involving Jaguar Land Rover and an Illinois dealership group that tried...... Read More »

CarMax cleared after refusing sale to used-car dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
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...... Read More »

Cadillac store loses bid to appeal award in spot delivery case

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
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...... Read More »


Lawyer: N.J. store will pay $3 million punitive damage award for rollover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
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...... Read More »

Sonic Automotive appeals ruling favoring insurers in anti-theft product case

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
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...... Read More »

Tenn. Chrysler store wins dismissal of suit for 'finance' fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
A federal judge has thrown out a suit accusing a Johnson City, Tenn.... Read More »


Dealer found liable for fraud, defamation of former manager

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
A jury in Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered dealer Jerry Durant and his retail group to pay $2.... Read More »

Former Fla. Dodge store loses arbitration bid in suit over sloppy paperwork

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
In 2004 Roberto Basulto and Raquel Gonzalez went to a dealership in Hialeah, Fla., to buy a new 2005 Dodge Caravan.... Read More »


Would-be Mahindra dealers lose class-action bid

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
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...... Read More »

N.C. Ford store’s win in spot delivery suit upheld

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
A North Carolina dealership’s jury trial victory in a spot delivery case has survived an appeal by the customer.... Read More »

Texas Suzuki store loses appeal of $13,203 verdict in finance case

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
The Texas Court of Appeals has upheld a $13,203 verdict against a Fort Worth dealership that overcharged customers who financed their purchase.... Read More »


Court: Ford notice ending Blue Oval program violated Maine dealer law

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
A dealership that lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when Ford Motor Co.... Read More »

Honda store prevails in suit over Calif.’s finance, consumer laws

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
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...... Read More »

Court: Ill. dealership store not liable for crash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
A Chicago-area dealership that sold a 2000 GMC Jimmy with an allegedly defective electronic control module isn't legally responsible for an accident...... Read More »

Ford store prevails in suit over credit check

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
A federal judge in Detroit has tossed out a suit accusing an area Ford store of knowingly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by...... Read More »

Court: Calif. store that inspected vehicle may be held liable for defect

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Dealerships that inspect and deliver new vehicles on behalf of manufacturers may be held strictly liable for any defect, even if they didn't actually...... Read More »


S.C. stores win right to arbitrate fees case

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
Two Columbia, S.C.... Read More »


Mont. dealer suit gets go-ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
A terminated Buick-GMC dealership is free to pursue its claims that the former GMAC illegally used a bounced check as a means to end the store's...... Read More »

Toyota plaintiffs may benefit from 'ghost' theory

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2013
A key victory for victims' lawyers in late October may give plaintiffs extra ammunition in their fight against Toyota Motor Sales USA when lawyers...... Read More »

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