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Essentially, store investor was a dealer, judge says

When does a prospective dealer meet the legal definition of “dealer” and thus become entitled to protection from manufacturers under federal and Arizona law? There's no precise formula to answer that question, a...

Dealer's computer fraud suit against ex-staffers OK'd

A U.S. magistrate has given a Colorado dealer the green light to pursue a lawsuit accusing two former managers of unauthorized access to his store's computer systems and of stealing trade secrets.

Racketeering lawsuit against GM, Ally tossed for tardiness

A San Francisco area dealership waited too long to file its lawsuit accusing General Motors and Ally Financial Inc.

For Idaho dealer, a costly lesson on proper documentation and spot deliveries

Failure to file the proper documentation with state regulators can have adverse consequences for dealerships, a bankruptcy judge has ruled in an Idaho spot delivery case. For Dennis Dillon Auto Park & Truck Center Inc.