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Won summary judgment for an automobile manufacturer against claims by a would-be dealership purchaser, who sued for millions in lost profits damages after manufacturer turned down the proposed transfer.

ClientAutomobile manufacturer
Region
New York
DescriptionDefended an automobile manufacturer in federal court against claims by a would-be purchaser of a Suzuki dealership, who sued for millions in lost profits damages after Suzuki turned down the proposed transaction. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a summary judgment in our client’s favor on all claims, including claims of breach of contract, promissory estoppel and tortious interference with contract. Additionally, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted summary judgment on the purchaser’s claim under the New York State Franchised Motor Vehicle Dealer Act, ruling, on an issue of first impression, that a prospective purchaser lacked standing to sue under that act. The purchaser did not appeal the ruling. Tri-County Motors, Inc. v. American Suzuki Motor Corp., 2008 WL 5063291 (2d Cir. 2008).
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