Suzuki Dealer Awarded $18.5M In False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Missouri jury on Tuesday awarded a Kansas City Suzuki dealer nearly $18.5 million after finding that American Suzuki Motor Corp. was negligent in allowing a rival dealership — owned by the dealer's brother — to deceptively advertise new car deals that it pulled once customers signed contracts.

After a two-week trial in Missouri court, the jury found that Jeremy Franklin Suzuki was damaged by negative publicity surrounding the now-defunct Chad Franklin Suzuki, which had been buried in an avalanche of government and consumer lawsuits over...
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