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Repo suit against Idaho GMC store tossed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2014
A federal judge has dismissed a lessee’s lawsuit against a Boise, Idaho, dealership, several of its officers and employees, and a lender stemming from two repossessions of the same vehicle.... Read More »

Hyundai owner wins attorney fees in ruling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
A Hyundai Santa Fe owner who won a lemon law suit against Hyundai Motor America is entitled to attorney fees for the time his lawyer spent to cancel third-party contracts for finance and insurance...... Read More »

N.C. Toyota store prevails in spot delivery dispute

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit accusing a Greenville, N.C.... Read More »

N.J. Chevy store's win in customer fraud suit upheld

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014
A New Jersey Chevrolet store's win in its suit for breach of contract and fraud against a customer has been affirmed by a state appeals panel.... Read More »


Ohio dealer loses fight with Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
After six years of litigation, a federal judge has tossed a bad faith claim against Ford Motor Co.... Read More »

N.J. Nissan dealership loses appeal for arbitration in F&I dispute

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
A North Plainfield, N.J.... Read More »


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...... 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...... 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 »

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