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LEGAL BRIEFS

Ex-Ford dealer falsified financials to stay afloat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012

A former Illinois car dealer has begun a 42-month federal prison sentence for fraud and money laundering. Thomas McClain also must pay Ford Motor Credit Co. and a local bank more than $6.8 million for their losses on operating and floorplan loans.... Read More »

LEGAL BRIEFS

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 »

LEGAL FILE

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 »

LEGAL FILE

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 »

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