WTO wins a precedent-setting judgment guaranteeing the right of automotive manufacturers to enter into litigation waiver contracts
DaimlerChrysler v. Lew Williams
, 48 Cal.Rptr.3d 233 (Cal. Ct. App. 2006)
As part of an attempted establishment of a new dealership, another dealer violated an agreement with our client not to protest the establishment before the California New Motor Vehicle Board. The establishing dealer sued our client and our client filed a cross-complaint against the dealer who violated the no-protest agreement. Following the protesting dealer's unsuccessful attempt to strike the cross-complaint, the California Court of Appeals concluded that the no-protest agreement was valid and established a precedent that guarantees the right of automotive manufacturers to enter into litigation waiver contracts under this relatively common anti-waiver dealer act provision.