Supreme Court wonêt hear case on closed Chrysler store
The Supreme Court declined to hear the case of an Ohio Chrysler dealer who stayed open during the 2009 bankruptcy and dealership closings and sued to prevent a nearby store from reopening, reported the Detroit News.
The question was whether a federal law passed after the bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors that allowed closed dealerships to arbitrate their reopening was constitutional. Akron, Ohio, dealership Fred Martin Motor Co., which sued to prevent Spitzer Autoworld Akron, LLC from reopening, argued that state franchise law should pre-empt the recent federal law. Leaving the law as is, Fred Martin argued, would allow Congress to interfere in future bankruptcies. The Supreme Court apparently disagreed.Download Bulletin PDF