Butzel Long attorney David DuMouchel quoted in the Detroit News on GM FCA racketeering suit
GM's 'nuclear' FCA racketeering suit difficult to prove
Detroit — It will not be easy for General Motors Co. to prove its bombshell claim that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV violated federal racketeering law, undermined collective bargaining and hurt GM's business, experts say.
In a federal lawsuit filed last week, GM says FCA and its executives "corrupted the implementation" of United Auto Workers' collective bargaining agreements in 2009 coming out of their federally induced bankruptcy and "corrupted the negotiation, implementation, and administration of the 2011 and 2015 agreements."
The suit, which claims GM suffered "massive monetary damage" by FCA's actions over the past decade, alleges violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO.