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GM to appeal after judge denies effort to revive racketeering suit against Fiat Chrysler

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by T_690, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    A federal judge in Detroit has denied General Motors' effort to revive its racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

    U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman issued an order Friday, saying the court did not err in its earlier actions and that GM's "newly discovered evidence is too speculative to warrant reopening this case."

    Borman said in his order that GM's new evidence "does not create a reasonable inference that FCA was bribing individuals to infiltrate GM as part of a scheme to directly harm GM, and, therefore, does not change the court’s conclusion that GM’s alleged injuries were not proximately caused by FCA’s alleged RICO violations," a reference to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

    More at: Judge calls GM's evidence 'too speculative,' won't reopen FCA case (at https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/2020/08/14/general-motors-fiat-chrysler-lawsuit/3374522001/ )
     
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  2. Beentherebefore

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    Normally, this case would now be over. I don't trust GM, however. They seem obsessed with wounding FCA by hitting them with big legal costs if not outright financial penalties.
     
  3. Adventurer55

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    IMHO they are very ticked about the upcoming merger. They've even resorted to giving extra rebates now if you have an FCA product to trade in. It's only 750.00, but they should focus on their on business and leave FCA alone. Once the merger is complete it kinda puts FCA in more of an equal footing worldwide with GM and they don't like that.
     
  4. Stéphane Dumas

    Stéphane Dumas Well-Known Member

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    I guess that meme would fit that situation like a glove. ;-)
    [​IMG]
     
  5. IronMike3406

    IronMike3406 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is time for GM to change their name from General Motors to Karen Motors.
     
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  6. Stéphane Dumas

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    :D LOL! Good one! :D

    GM should be careful because someone could ask them if they did the same thing and if they claimed they didn't, they should throw the first stone and make sure they don't throw from a house of glass. ;)
     
  7. HoboChangba

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    They lost. It's over. Let it go GM let it go......
     
  8. marlon_jbt

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    PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    GM.... she's so SALTY!
     
  10. 1999 White C5 Coupe

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    There have more than a dozen criminal (federal) convictions of FCA and UAW officials for corruption, and the criminal investigations are ongoing with more indictments and convictions expected.

    This lawsuit should have moved forward to trial on its merits. If GM and its legal staff did something wrong or improper, the trial judge could have sanctioned them. The purpose of the courts are to arbitrate differences in a neutral manner - and to not let a judge’s personal beliefs affect the outcome.

    It is clear that the trial judge is unwilling or unable to fulfill his duties as a judge, and does not want to preside over a potentially long and complex trial. The judge should recuse himself or resign from the bench.
     
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  12. 1999 White C5 Coupe

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    What you are missing is that the judge prevented GM from going to trial and presenting their evidence. How can a judge make a decision without hearing all the evidence?

    He should recuse because he is unwilling to proceed to trial.
     
  13. Ryan

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    Wow, are we really pretending GM has any legit evidence and isn’t just pissed that FCA and PSA are merging?
     
  14. Mopar02

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    General Motors can't compete in the showroom so they chose to try in the courtroom instead.
     
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    The only way to determine the validity of the evidence is to hold a trial, as requested by GM.

    Some of the “legit evidence” are the criminal convictions of FCA and UAW officials.
     
  16. freshforged

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    This is not how the US legal system works. Evidence is gathered prior to going to court. If there is not enough to make a case the suit is dismissed. Otherwise, we’d have frivolous lawsuits up the yin-yang who’s only purpose was to malign the defendant. GM is trying to string out an existing case with “evidence” which would not meet the critical threshold Prior to the case being heard, clearly an attempt to throw stuff against the wall and see if it sticks. It’s an abuse of the legal system.
     
  17. 68RT

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    I believe that the judge stated that he had reviewed the GM evidence and it did not meet standards to move forward. He also stated that the additional newly presented evidence still did not meet that standard. He used his judicial authority to dismiss the case and has told GM to drop it and move on. That ruling was within his rights and please move on.
     
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    Maybe they're pissed that Chrysler now has access to Opel through PSA lol
     
  19. Stéphane Dumas

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    I wondered the same question, lol. :D
     
  20. Beentherebefore

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    That's probably part of it. Some years ago, Opel had some technology that might have benefited FCA but I doubt that applies anymore.
     

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