Cases & Deals

GM successfully defeats TRO requests and obtains dismissal of three federal actions filed by non-retained dealers

Client(s) General Motors Company

Jones Day represented General Motors LLC in defeating TRO requests and obtaining dismissals of three federal actions filed by non-retained dealers. After the dealers each lost arbitrations filed under new federal legislation, they filed separate federal actions in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio seeking to overturn the arbitration awards. Jones Day litigated TRO proceedings in Ohio and prevailed. Jones Day then sought and obtained an order from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in the General Motors Corporation bankruptcy proceedings enforcing a prior bankruptcy court sale order and requiring the dealers to dismiss their federal court actions in Ohio. In re Motors Liquidation Co., et al., Case No. 09-50026, Order Granting Motion of General Motors LLC to Enforce 363 Sale Order and Approved Deferred Termination Agreements Against Rose Chevrolet, Inc., Halleen Chevrolet, Inc., and Andy Chevrolet Company [Doc. 7615] (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Nov. 1, 2010).

Halleen v. General Motors LLC, No. 1:10-cv-02097, Rose Chevrolet v. General Motors LLC, No. 1:10-cv-02140, Sims Chevrolet v. General Motors LLC, No. 1:10-cv-2153 (all N.D. Ohio)