Saturday, March 29, 2003
Johnson City lawsuit claims conspiracy to prevent auto imports from Canada
On the Tennessee side, a group of consumers have sued the Big Three automakers and others, claiming they are wrongfully preventing plaintiffs from buying cars cheaper in Canada and bringing them to Tennessee, according to this report. Thomas Jessee, representing the plaintiffs, claims that the carmakers will not be able to remove the case because the amount in controversy for each plaintiff is less than $75,000. The suit claims that cars are 10-30% cheaper in Canada.