TITLE

GM wins a round in dealer fight

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Donna
PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
Automotive News;7/26/1999, Vol. 73 Issue 5830, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the California Department of Motor Vehicles' ruling on the legality of General Motors' (GM) retail experiment in its dealerships in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. Probe of dealer suspicions that venture violates the state's franchise law; Complaints by dealers that GM may be subsidizing dealer Wes Rydell's operation.
ACCESSION #
2141019

 

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