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Canadian GM dealers sue GM for $750M

By canadianpontiacguy

A class-action lawsuit seeking $750 million in damages on behalf of 215 Canadian General Motors dealers was launched Thursday in the Ontario Court of Justice.

The suit claims General Motors of Canada Ltd. breached franchise laws when it terminated dealers in connection with last year's government bailout of the auto industry.

The suit also names a Canadian law firm, which had been retained in advance to represent dealers in a GM restructuring or bankruptcy, alleging the firm failed to disclose it was also acting for the Canadian government, which had insisted GM scale back its dealership network as a condition for public funding.

"These dealers include some of the best in the country," said David Sterns, lawyer for the lead plaintiff. "The offer they were handed gave them a fraction of what their businesses were worth, but they had no collective representation and precious little time."

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ElCaminoKid
Jan 23, 2010 at 10:57 am
Yikes! Thats a ton of money! What do they want to do, make GM's situation worse!?
 
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camaro1093ac
Jan 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm
For every action there is an equal or greater lawsuit waiting.
 
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alwaysakid
Jan 22, 2010 at 9:34 am
Let me see if I got this right... GM dealers were worried a year ago that if GM went into bankruptcy, people would stop buying GM cars. Wouldn't a successful ruling on this lawsuit put GM right back into bankruptcy again? I'm not siding with GM here, but I don't think anyone is in the right on this mess. "A house divided cannot stand."
 
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BigNuttyPaul
Jan 22, 2010 at 8:11 am
good luck with that...........................
 

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