The go well with seeks an injunction and damages, in addition to $763,375 Nissan mentioned the collect owes for 25 cars it purchased in 2021 and some other $152,994 it mentioned the ex-dealership owes for portions, equipment and products and services.
In keeping with the grievance, Ed Corley Nissan additionally has did not pay the 1 % per 30 days delinquency price beneath its gross sales and repair word.
The go well with, filed Aug. 10 in federal courtroom, alleges Ed Corley Nissan illegally worn Nissan’s industry and repair marks on the website online of its former collect and in its e-mail deal with, promoting and website online deal with.
“In doing so, it improperly conveyed to consumers that it remained an authorized Nissan dealer” and “intentionally created and is likely to continue to create confusion and mistake among the public, customers, prospective customers, creditors, suppliers and/or others to deceive them,” the go well with mentioned.
In a observation, a Nissan spokesman mentioned the corporate “has made considerable investments in our brand. We always want to ensure that when customers see the Nissan name, they will have a positive sales and service experience. As such, we limit the use of our trademarks only to active Nissan dealerships or other authorized users, and, when necessary, we will take action to protect the Nissan brand.”
Neither a legal professional nor a consultant for the previous dealership might be reached for remark.