Auto Dealer Slams Nissan With $250M Contract Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 4:58 PM EST) -- Superior Automotive Group LLC has filed a $250 million breach of contract and fraud suit against Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and its lending arm, accusing the Japan-based auto giant of promising financial support to a group of California dealerships and then pulling the plug when the global recession hit.

The complaint, lodged Monday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks damages against the automaker in excess of $250 million and says an exact figure can be proven at trial.

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