Auto Makers Hit With $2B Suit Over Car Imports

Law360, New York (September 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Major car makers, including Honda, General Motors and Nissan, are facing a $2 billion lawsuit in Canada that accuses them of artificially raising the price of automobiles for Canadian consumers by blocking imports from the United States.

The proposed class action, which was filed Tuesday in Ontario Superior Court of Justice by four consumers, alleges that consumers in Canada pay more for their vehicles than do U.S. consumers, even though the currency in the two nations is currently the same. The Grand Cherokee Laredo, for example,...
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