3rd Circ. Overturns $30M Verdict For Ford Truck Dealers

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Monday vacated an approximately $30 million jury award to 11 former Ford Motor Co. heavy-duty truck dealers who alleged the auto company breached contracts when it ceased manufacturing the trucks after selling off the unprofitable business line in 1997.

A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit sided with Ford in ruling that specific language in the sales and service agreement between Ford and the heavy-duty truck dealers said the company could “discontinue any heavy-duty truck or other company product at any time...
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