LOS ANGELES - Daewoo dealers in Texas have filed a motion to bring a case against General Motors back to the Texas Motor Vehicle Board after GM had it moved to federal court, citing the bankruptcy of Daewoo Motor America Inc.
In May, 13 dealers filed a complaint with the board, asking an administrative law judge to stop GM from closing its deal to take control of assets of Daewoo Motor Co.
Dealers say the deal would violate franchise laws if GM sells Daewoo-made vehicles in the United States through its own dealers. GM says the cars would not be Daewoos, but products of a new company to be set up by GM and Daewoo.
A federal judge in Texas will determine which court has jurisdiction.
Last week, 23 Florida Daewoo dealers filed a motion to bring their own case back to state court after GM had made a near-identical request to have it moved to federal court. That case is pending.