DETROIT -- U.S. District Judge Paul Borman on Wednesday dismissed General Motors’ wide-ranging racketeering lawsuit against Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles which accuses FCA of coordinating a years-long bribery scheme with UAW leaders to gain an unfair labor-cost advantage.
Last month, Borman called the lawsuit a distraction for the companies and a "waste of time and resources for the years to come."
GM said it strongly disagrees with the court order and will “pursue our legal remedies."
"There is more than enough evidence from the guilty pleas of former FCA executives to conclude that the company engaged in racketeering, our complaint was timely and showed in detail how their multi-million dollar bribes caused direct harm to GM," spokesman Jim Cain said in a statement. "The district court’s opinion is contrary to well-settled RICO case law and would let wrong-doers off the hook for the massive harm caused by their criminal conspiracy.”