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Lawsuit Claims Chicago Dealer Polluted River

Perillo Motor Cars and its owner, Joe Perillo, stand accused of polluting the Chicago River in violation of the federal Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act.

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Chrysler Dealers to Appeal Claims Court Loss

An attorney representing hundreds of former Chrysler franchisees in a $1 billion lawsuit against the federal government plans to file an appeal that could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Stay in Your Lane, Mr. Dealer. We’ll Be There Too.

Manufacturers can’t resist any opportunity to put their hand in the dealer’s wallet, but a recent lawsuit proves the consequences of any incursion on your factory’s business can be dire.

Dealer Sues Over Lexus Point Lost in 1989

Longtime Wichita, Kan., Toyota dealer Mike Steven has sued the factory’s luxury division, claiming more than $120 million in damages stemming from a 30-year-old dispute over an unawarded Lexus franchise.

Calif. Dealer Wins $15.8M in Toyota Lawsuit

An Orange County jury found in favor of Toyota dealer Roger Hogan, who sued the factory for fraud and breach of contract amid claims the manufacturer concealed safety defect data and retaliated against him for going public with his concerns.

Indiana AG Wins $88K Judgment Against BHPH Dealer

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced a former Indianapolis dealer will pay $55,000 in civil penalties and $33,536 in restitution for violations of various state consumer protection standards.

Oink, Oink

Can damages exist without evidence? Hudson retells the story of a New Jersey dealer who stood up to charges of concealing a salvage title — and won.

Lift Kits and Warranties

An FCA dealer successfully fought charges of a Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act violation.

Nude Photos as Bargaining Chips?

A lawsuit against a Georgia dealership claims a disagreement over a trade-in led to a misguided attempt at blackmail.

Mass Action Lawsuit Against Carfax Dismissed

The $350 million mass action lawsuit against Carfax, which listed nearly 500 dealers and stalled the sale of its parent company R.L. Polk & Co. before its eventual sale to IHS three years ago, has been dismissed.