A federal judge dismissed much of a lawsuit filed against the American International Automobile Dealers Association by its former president, Walter Huizenga.
In a ruling dated Nov. 22, U.S. District Judge James Cacheris ruled in AIADA's favor on 11 of 16 counts. He dismissed three other counts.
The judge ruled that Huizenga is entitled to deferred compensation. He also ordered a nonjury trial on claims that the import-brand dealers association violated pension law.
But the federal court in Virginia's Eastern District ruled that Huizenga failed to support most of his claims.
The lawsuit alleged that AIADA improperly demoted and dismissed Huizenga and violated age discrimination, fraud, defamation and other laws in the process.
AIADA said it did nothing wrong in allowing Huizenga's contract to expire on March 31, 2003, and hiring Marianne McInerney to replace him.
Attorneys for the two sides were not immediately available for comment on Nov. 23.
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