Jury Hands $30M To Ford Truck Dealers In Contract Fight

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal jury on Tuesday awarded nearly $30 million to former Ford Motor Co. truck dealer plaintiffs alleging Ford breached various contracts by cutting off truck supplies when it sold its heavy-duty truck business.

The jury awarded $29.6 million in damages to 11 truck dealers who say they lost money when Ford sold its heavy truck business to Freightliner/Sterling for $300 million in 1997.

Minnesota-based Boyer Ford Trucks Inc. won the largest share with a $14 million award, while its affiliate Boyer Ford Truck...
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