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Judge refuses to reconsider GM lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

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Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 22:44:48-04

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Detroit says he won't reconsider his July dismissal of General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

U.S. District Judge Paul Borman wrote in an opinion Friday that new evidence presented by GM regarding bribes and foreign bank accounts “is too speculative to warrant reopening” the case.

GM alleges that FCA paid bribes to two former United Auto Workers presidents, as well as a former union vice president and at least one former GM employee.

It says payments were made so the officials would saddle GM with more than $1 billion in additional labor costs.