The go well with seeks an injunction and damages, in addition to $763,375 Nissan stated the shop owes for 25 automobiles it purchased in 2021 and one other $152,994 it stated the ex-dealership owes for elements, instruments and companies.

In response to the criticism, Ed Corley Nissan additionally has did not pay the 1 p.c month-to-month delinquency cost beneath its gross sales and repair settlement.

The go well with, filed Aug. 10 in federal courtroom, alleges Ed Corley Nissan illegally used Nissan’s commerce and repair marks on the website of its former retailer and in its electronic mail handle, promoting and web site handle.

“In doing so, it improperly conveyed to shoppers that it remained a certified Nissan vendor” and “deliberately created and is more likely to proceed to create confusion and mistake among the many public, prospects, potential prospects, collectors, suppliers and/or others to deceive them,” the go well with stated.

In an announcement, a Nissan spokesman stated the corporate “has made appreciable investments in our model. We at all times need to be sure that when prospects see the Nissan title, they may have a constructive gross sales and repair expertise. As such, we restrict using our emblems solely to lively Nissan dealerships or different licensed customers, and, when essential, we’ll take motion to guard the Nissan model.”

Neither a lawyer nor a consultant for the previous dealership may very well be reached for remark.