New York High Court: Auto Franchisor Sales Standard Unlawful
(May 4, 2016, 11:51 AM EDT) -- ALBANY, N.Y. — A majority of the New York Court of Appeals on May 3 concluded that a motor vehicle franchisor sales performance standard to determine compliance with a franchise agreement that relies on statewide data but fails to account for local brand popularity is unlawful under the New York Franchised Motor Vehicle Dealer Act (Beck Chevrolet Co. Inc. v. General Motors LLC, No. 48, N.Y. App.; 2016 N.Y. LEXIS 1019).
(Opinion available. Document #98-160510-022Z.)
In a partial dissent, Judge Eugene F. Pigott said he believes...