Federal Court denies dealer class action suit against Mahindra in USA

The United States District Court in Atlanta, USA, issued an order on March 14, 2014 denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in a lawsuit brought by US automobile dealers against Mahindra & Mahindra.

The plaintiffs in Ackerman vs. Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd. took legal action against M&M based on agreements they had made with Global Vehicles USA, Inc., a former distributor for the company. The plaintiffs sought to represent all dealers who entered into agreements with Global Vehicles to sell Mahindra vehicles in the United States.

This order is a significant achievement for Mahindra in its defense of these claims, as these claims can now proceed in litigation only on an individual basis. Mahindra is pleased with this result, and remains convinced that the dealer claims brought against it in this and other suits have no merit.

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