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JMBM successfully defeated a dealer's statutory protest of proposed new Volkswagen dealership in the Fresno, California area

In a case brought before the New Motor Vehicle Board in Sacramento, JMBM partners successfully defeated a dealer’s protest against the proposed establishment of a new Volkswagen dealership by the firm’s client Volkswagen of America, approximately 5 miles from the protesting dealership. JMBM then defeated the dealer’s appeal of the Board’s decision, thus winning the […]

Class Action Defense, Litigation and Motor Vehicle Group

For Volkswagen of America, Inc.: JMBM defeats class action lawsuit

JMBM prevailed in a class action lawsuit brought against its client,Volkswagen of America, Inc. The plaintiff claimed injury because of a “Made in the U.S.A.” designation on license plate frame holders. The lawsuit sought damages and injunctive relief. In dismissing the lawsuit, the Court applied recently-enacted language from Proposition 64 which limits a person’s right […]

Motor Vehicle Group

Getting Results – California New Motor Vehicle Board Victories

In recent Board protests that did not settle, we won a termination case, and a case that gave our client the right to establish a new dealership less than five miles from an existing dealership. In other recent cases, we obtained dismissals of two termination protests based upon the dealer’s failure to comply with authorized […]