Fiat Chrysler Dodges Calif. Dealer’s Rent Coercion Suit
Law360, New York (November 17, 2016, 3:48 PM EST) -- A San Jose Chrysler dealership on Wednesday lost out on allegations that Fiat Chrysler essentially coerced it into paying increased rent by refusing its proposal to move to a new location, when a California federal judge found that the dealer had failed to generally state an adequate claim.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh mostly agreed with FCA US LLC’s call for dismissal in her rejection of Mathew Enterprise Inc.’s allegations that the automaker violated the Automobile Dealer’s Day in Court Act and the California Vehicle Code and breached an implied good faith agreement by doubling the dealership’s rent after it declined...
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