Claims of carmaker's fraud clear first hurdle

Federal judge cautions that suit against Mahindra may have to face summary judgment, says plaintiffs haven't shown a motive

, Daily Report


A federal judge in Atlanta is allowing fraud claims by five U.S. auto dealers to proceed against the U.S. subsidiary of India's largest automotive manufacturer in a suit stemming from a failed deal to sell Indian-made sports utility vehicles and pickups in the U.S. Scorpio SUVs (above) being assembled in India: Mahindra's inability to win U.S. emissions approval for selling the vehicles here has led to complicated litigation in an Atlanta federal court.

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