It is unlawful for a manufacturer to prevent a dealer from adding another line-make to an existing facility, so long as the franchisor’s facilities and capital requirements are met. See Cal. Vehicle Code § 11713.13(a).
Dealer’s Right to Represent Other Brands
2018-07-24T21:01:24-07:00By Jonathan Michaels|
About the Author: Jonathan Michaels
Jonathan Michaels has litigated some of the most important cases in the automotive industry. He is responsible for filing Ponce v. General Motors – a national class action case against GM for the concealment of a deadly defect in its vehicles for 13 years; and Spitzer Motor City v. U.S. – where he represented terminated Chrysler dealers against the U.S. for the “taking” of their franchises in 2009, a violation of the 5th Amendment. He has also litigated cases against nearly every major auto manufacturer, including GM, Audi, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Kia, Nissan, Honda, AM General, Isuzu, Toyota, Hyundai, Harley-Davidson, Ford, Chrysler, Tesla, Volvo, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Mercedes and Porsche.