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September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Mass. High Court Rules in Favor of Tesla

This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a lower court’s ruling that dealers did not have grounds to challenge Tesla Motors’ ability to sell vehicles in the state.

Tags: franchise, Lawsuit, Massachusetts, ruling, Tesla, Tesla Motors

June 25, 2013 - Industry News

Auto Industry Adds 1,300 Jobs in May, ADP Reports

According to a new report from the ADP Research Institute, the auto parts and dealer industries accounted for 410 of the jobs added last month, while gasoline and auto repair industries added 710 jobs in May. The rental industry added 210 jobs.

Tags: ADP, ADP Research Institute, Automatic Data Processing, automotive, dealer, employment, franchise, Jack Chavdarian, jobs

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Colo. and N.H. Dealer Bills Await Governors’ Signatures

Governors in New Hampshire and Colorado are considering legislation aimed at strengthening dealers’ rights in those two states.

Tags: Colorado, dealers, franchise, Law, legislators, manufactuers, New Hampshire, Stephanie Forshee

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

N.J. Dealer Sues Chrysler

Lucas Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has filed a lawsuit against the automaker for terminating its franchise agreement after the dealer failed to make expensive renovations to its facilities.

Tags: Chrysler, franchise, lawsuits

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

N.J. Dealer Sues Kia Motors

New Jersey’s Mahwah Kia filed a lawsuit against Kia Motors America. The manufacturer allegedly terminated the store’s franchise agreement for poor performance, but the dealer claims KMA did not make enough inventory available.

Tags: customer satisfaction, franchise, inventory, Kia Motors America, KMA, Lawsuit, Mahwah Kia, sales, Sales Performance, Stephanie Forshee, termination

March 21, 2013 - Industry News

Minnesota Dealers Drop Bill to Prohibit Tesla From Opening Factory Store

In Tesla’s fight to open retail locations across the U.S. market, another state has backed down from fighting the electric-carmaker’s business model.

Tags: automaker, automotive, Dealership, Elon Musk, franchise, Lawsuit, legislation, MADA, Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, Tesla

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