Ford Settles Competition Suit With Dealers

Law360, New York (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. has settled a battle with dealers who claimed a Ford incentive program amounted to an antitrust violation, ending a case that sputtered from a potential multibillion-dollar class action to the complaints of a handful of dealers.

In an order filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Judge Dennis Cavanaugh ordered the case between Ford and the dealers dismissed. The settlement has not been finalized, and when it is, the terms will be confidential, said Kristen Kinley, a...
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