Chrysler Group's termination of Manual Dodge in Richardson, Texas, was upheld in arbitration. The hearing was held in Dallas last week. In this case, the arbitrator sided with Chrysler, determining that no dealer in a market is preferable to a poorly performing dealer.

In a statement, Chrysler said, "There is no denying that Chrysler Group’s and the public’s economic interests are inextricably linked. Chrysler Group not only employed sound business judgment but is acting in the greater public interest by protecting the dealer network that was created as a result of the bankruptcy proceedings. We are confident we now have the dealer network in place that allows dealers to be successful, which will result in greater investment in their communities, employees and customers and, ultimately will enable the company to repay the U.S. Taxpayers in a timely manner."