U.S. Federal Judge Denies Dismissal of U.S. Auto Dealer’s Lawsuit Against Indian Truck Manufacturer Mahindra

by Michael Diaz Jr. on March 11, 2013

Mahindra-truckMahindra duped hundreds of U.S. auto dealers and walked away with more than $60 million in cash and trade secrets. A federal lawsuit was filed in June 2012 against Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd, and Mahindra USA, Inc., by dealerships in New Hampshire, Florida, California, New Jersey, and Washington. The commercial suit accused the Indian truck manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd., and its U.S. counterpart of fraud, misrepresentation, and conspiracy. Mahindra then filed a motion to dismiss.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash in Atlanta ruled against Mahindra’s motion to dismiss the case. This decision now allows the automotive dealers’ case to move forward.

In a commercial fraud and conspiracy case, the plaintiff has to allege very specific conduct by the defendant. In finding that our clients’ allegations against Mahindra are legally sufficient to continue the lawsuit, Judge Thrash has vindicated our clients’ decision to seek compensation for their losses. Mahindra repeatedly failed to live up to its obligations. Now, we will continue to aggressively seek justice for our clients.

The case is Coast Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. v. Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd., No. 1:12-CV-1935-TWT (N.D. Ga. March 6, 2013).

For background and details on the lawsuit, read more on PR Newswire, here…

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