Fiat Chrysler Dodges African Distributor's RICO Suit
Law360, New York (November 10, 2016, 6:50 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday rejected a suit against Fiat Chrysler by a former African distributor claiming the automaker bribed the Angolan government to get a leg up in the local auto market, finding the allegations to be generally unsupported.
Union Commercial Services Ltd. accused FCA International Operations and its parent FCA US LLC of breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Lanham Act for allegedly handing out bribes to high-ranking government officials in Angola since at least 2010 in order to cut into Union's sales.
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