Ford Retains Its Win In Contract Dispute With Dealers

By Daniel Wilson (December 13, 2013, 8:11 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Friday refused to alter a decision in favor of Ford Motor Co. in a contract dispute with several former dealers over its decision to stop manufacturing a line of trucks, despite the dealers' claims that the decision did not apply to all of them.

According to U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares, a Third Circuit decision finding that Ford had not breached the terms of its sales contract with its former heavy-duty truck dealers still applied to the 63 dealers who had yet to bring damages claims against Ford at the time of the appeal,...

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