Dealer/Franchise Litigation

For many years, Hartline Barger lawyers have represented the interests of manufacturers in conflicts with their dealers and franchisees. In Texas and in other states , the local dealers have strong lobbies and legislation which tips the scales in their favor. Our lawyers recognize this, and go to great lengths to develop the equity side of the case, which is often what the arbitrators are interested in.

We have served as national counsel for large manufacturers’ dealer conflicts, and have had multiple dealer termination matters and open point disputes for other manufacturers. Recently, our firm tried a case in East St. Louis for a manufacturer. After the General Motors bankruptcy, the corporation called on our firm to handle dozens of dealer termination arbitrations around the country. We were quickly able to adapt our extensive trial talents to the arbitration forum.