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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 court.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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...... Read More »


Hyundai lessee wins new trial over sunroof with mind of its own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2014
The owner of a Hyundai Genesis with a sunroof that repeatedly opened and closed on its own has won a new trial in his lawsuit against Hyundai Motor...... Read More »

GM used flawed system to yank N.Y. franchise, judge rules

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2014
The owners of a small dealership near New York City have won a legal challenge stymieing General Motors' bid to terminate his franchise, a ruling...... Read More »

Pohanka group prevails in suit over GAP coverage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2014
A proposed class-action suit challenging the validity of the GAP coverage sold by Pohanka group dealerships has been tossed by a federal judge in...... Read More »


Court reinstates $1 million verdict against ex-dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014
The Missouri Supreme Court has reinstated a $1 million punitive damage jury verdict against former dealer Chad Franklin for fraudulent marketing and...... Read More »

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...... 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...... 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 »

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