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Lawyers' clash roils ignition lawsuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
A bizarre end to the first trial over faulty ignition switches in millions of General Motors cars has sparked an unusual battle between several of the lawyers who have been leading the fight to hold GM accountable.

Judge: Fla. DMV should handle challenge to new BMW point

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
The owner of two BMW dealerships in South Florida can't bypass the state administrative process and go directly to court to challenge a proposed new point, a federal judge in Miami has ruled.

Court revives suit arguing certain service contracts violate N.J. law

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016
A federal appeals court has revived a proposed class-action suit alleging that a service contract violates New Jersey law because it denies consumers...

Judge refuses to toss odometer fraud suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016
The individual who submitted an allegedly false mileage statement when he sold a 2011 Ford F-350 to a vehicle auction firm must defend an odometer,...


Nissan store wins arbitration bid

11:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2015
The California Court of Appeal has rebuffed a car buyer's proposed class-action suit against a Nissan store in Sunnyvale and ordered the case to...

TrueCar wins, but fights on

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015
TrueCar appears to be ending a tough 2015 with some gifts under the tree: Four of the five lawsuits filed against it this year have been dismissed or...

Doc fee cases costly to 2 stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Two dealerships in separate states have received costly legal lessons on what not to do when charging customers document fees.


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...


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...


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.

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