Mealey's Franchise - Franchisee Dealers' RICO Claims Dismissed In Suit Alleging FCA Sales Scheme

CHICAGO - Seven auto dealers accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (FCA) and FCA Realty LLC (FCAR) of engaging in a scheme to falsely boost sales numbers and then rewarding those franchisees that padded their numbers failed to show that their sales would have been higher but for the alleged scheme or that they were denied popular vehicles because they refused to participate in the alleged scheme, an Illinois federal judge ruled July 10, dismissing their franchisees' Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims (Napleton's Arlington Heights Motors, Inc., et al. v. FCA US LLC, et al., No. 16-403, N.D. Ill., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114952).
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