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Trump administration losing patience over NAFTA talks, report says

The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new NAFTA, sources told Bloomberg.

UPDATED: 1/18/18 5:17 pm ET
GM avoids $1 billion stock payout as U.S. judge throws out settlement

The trust set up to handle GM's bankruptcy claims acted in bad faith in reaching a $15 million class-action settlement that would have forced the company to contribute as much as $1 billion in new stock, a judge ruled in throwing out the accord.

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GM had right to recoup incentives, court rules

General Motors was within its rights when it charged back $47,493 in sales incentives it had paid to an Ohio dealership. The store had failed to meet documentation requirements, a divided federal appeals court ruled last month.

Braman sues BMW, Audi over bonuses

The lawsuits by the big Florida luxury group say changes to incentive programs amount to unfair and illegal alterations to their franchise agreements.

Triple damage award stands

A Little Falls, N.J., Toyota dealership that canceled a RAV4 owner's extended service contract without telling her or sending a refund also failed to persuade an appeals court to overturn her triple damage award.

Darwin parent hits Reynolds with suit

Superior Integrated Solutions, owner of Darwin Automotive, filed an antitrust suit against Reynolds for indirectly blocking Superior's access to dealership systems.

Dealer: Toyota retaliated over recall software

A Toyota dealer and his two California stores have accused Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. of fraud and bad faith, alleging it took retaliatory action after the dealer developed software to notify owners about open recalls.

UAW-FCA case grows as a 4th is charged

Four people have now been charged in connection with a $4.5 million embezzlement case involving the UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The ongoing federal investigation appears likely to ensnare more high-ranking officials.

California Ford store's win overturned in Spanish-language case

California dealerships that negotiate with a customer primarily in Spanish must provide a Spanish-language translation of his or her sales contract, even if that customer also speaks English. That's the lesson from the California Court of Appeal as it held a Ford dealership in Tustin, Calif., liable for failing to do so.

Fraud claim revived against Illinois store

A Chicago-area Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealership will be spending more time in court over a claim it committed fraud when it sold a Dodge Charger as new despite repair work to the roof.

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