Legal File


Ex-comptroller's choice: Repayment or prison

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
If the former comptroller of a New York auto dealership pays more than $200,000 in restitution before her sentencing this week she will get probation rather than jail time, the Rockland County, N.Y., district attorney's office said.... Read More »



Court backs jury: No ill intent in Ala. dealership's use of rival store's name

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2012
A Florida Toyota dealership has lost another round in its bitter legal battles with an Alabama rival after a federal appeals court upheld a jury verdict in favor of the rival in their dispute about Internet sites. A panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld the jury's finding that Eastern Shore Toyota in Daphne, Ala., while in violation of federal anti-cybersquatting law, had not acted in bad faith.... Read More »



Did Carfax defame Experian to retain business? Judge tosses some claims

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2012
The high-stakes battle between Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Carfax Inc. for market share in the vehicle-history report arena has spilled over into a Chicago courthouse.... Read More »



Missouri dealership can pursue Ferrari lawsuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2012
A high-end St. Louis dealership that's accusing Ferrari North America of reneging on a promised franchise will be able to pursue most of its claims. But the federal judge who allowed the case to go forward dismissed allegations that Ferrari violated Missouri's dealer law because the dealership never had a written franchise agreement.... Read More »


Service contracts aren't insurance, Okla. says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2012
The state of Oklahoma has made technical changes to its rules governing extended-service contract providers, making it clearer that extended-service contracts shouldn't be regulated like insurance.... Read More »



Dealerships agree to customer refunds

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2012
Eight New England dealerships have agreed to honor advertised sales prices and to make refunds to customers they overcharged in a settlement with the state of Vermont.... Read More »


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