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Judge grants N.J. store arbitration in suit alleging bait and switch

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
According to court documents in a dissatisfied customer’s lawsuit over a used-vehicle purchase, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled the arbitration agreements she signed are enforceable and, siding with the N.J.

Cleveland Infiniti store loses bid to dismiss spot delivery case

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015
A customer who returned a G37 to a Cleveland Infiniti dealership after being denied a loan can pursue truth-in-lending and equal credit opportunity claims against the store, a federal judge ruled.

Ind. high court could take up dealer's protest on competitor's move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015
The Indiana Supreme Court could end up deciding whether to revive an Indianapolis Toyota dealer's protest of a competitor's possible relocation.


Top Ohio court ruling sends arbitration case back to trial court

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
More than 14 years after Ganley Chevrolet in Cleveland spot-delivered a used Chevy Blazer to Jeffrey and Stacy Felix, it’s still arguing with...


Ga. appeals court: Jury should decide Civic odometer case

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015
An Atlanta Toyota dealership that won dismissal of a fraud claim for selling a used Honda Civic that had been driven more than 30 times farther than...


S.C. Nissan store 'acted in bad faith,' state high court says

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated a $19,963 judgment against a Nissan store for bad faith in its handling of the financing for a used 2005...


Fla. Mitsubishi dealership’s bid for arbitration in retail sales case upheld

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015
The Florida Court of Appeal has upheld a Mitsubishi dealership’s bid for arbitration in a lawsuit accusing the store of submitting false...


Arbitration decision contrasts fantasy literature and legalese

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
An arbitration provision in one deal document applies to other documents signed as part of the same transaction, including the financing agreement,...


BMW settles suit over demo vehicle warranties

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
BMW of North America has settled a class-action suit on behalf of buyers of more than 104,000 dealership demo vehicles that were sold as new although...

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...

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...

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...

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