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Racketeering charges dismissed vs Fiat Chrysler, but Napleton Auto Group's fraud suit proceeds

Scott Holland Oct. 7, 2016, 6:03pm

Fiat Chrysler still faces a legal challenge from owners of a network of auto dealerships in the Chicago area and elsewhere, though it succeeded in removing federal racketeering accusations. 

'Clean diesel' scandal makes running Volkswagen dealerships much less profitable, Napleton Auto's RICO class action says

Scott Holland Apr. 7, 2016, 3:03pm

A Chicagoland auto franchise is taking aim at Volkswagen federal court, arguing a scandal now surrounding the German automaker and its diesel cars - and Volkswagen’s handling of the scandal in the months since allegations first publicly surfaced of the automaker’s purported attempt to deceive government auto emissions testers - has damaged the ability of Volkswagen dealerships, including its own, to turn a profit.

Napleton Auto Group RICO suit says Fiat Chrysler dealer incentive program inflates sales figures

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 13, 2016, 1:35pm

The owners of the Napleton network of auto dealerships have brought a federal racketeering action against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker has used a dealer incentive program to falsify its vehicle sales figures, while also jiggering its dealership market configurations to place dealers located in wealthier metropolitan areas, like those operated by Napleton, at a competitive disadvantage for leverage.