CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has reversed a decision ordering Ford Motor Co. to pay nearly $2 billion in damages to thousands of commercial truck dealerships and sent the case back to the trial court.
The 8th Ohio Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned last year's ruling that the automaker had violated dealer agreements and overcharged for commercial trucks over an 11-year period.
The appeals court said a trial judge in Cleveland had abused his discretion in excluding possible evidence in Ford's favor.
The case involved more than 3,000 dealerships around the country and about 474,000 trucks.
Attorney James Lowe represents some of the dealers. He said Friday that he hadn't seen the decision and declined to comment.