Judge says he’s unlikely to block ‘Brutal Legend’ release, delays formal ruling

Ruling delayed on ‘Brutal Legend’ release

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A judge said Thursday said he is not inclined to delay the release of “Brutal Legend,” a heavily marketed video game starring Jack Black, but delayed arguments and a formal ruling for one week.

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With agriculture buoying major chemical companies, competition gets fierce

Chemical makers go on the offensive in agriculture

NEW YORK — The only green shoots the chemical industry has seen lately are coming from the one-time diminutive agricultural side of the business, a shift that has spurred both new partnerships and legal battles to stake out new territory and protect profits.

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RI car dealer wrestles with Chrysler bankruptcy decision, appeals to keep franchise

Car dealer fights Chrysler over franchise

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — A poster in Jim Tarbox’s office at his North Kingstown Chrysler Jeep dealership declares: “Challenge: The harder the course, the more rewarding the triumph.”

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Former Chrysler dealer to take fight for franchises to US District Court

Chrysler dealer appeals franchise terminations

NEW YORK — A pair of former Chrysler LLC dealerships has filed an appeal of a bankruptcy judge’s order terminating their franchises and those of more than 700 others as part of Chrysler’s restructuring plan.

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GM says 15 to 20 dealers win appeals, earn reprieves from company plans to shut them down

GM says 15 to 20 dealers get reprieve from closure

DETROIT — Up to 20 General Motors Corp. dealerships have been spared the death penalty after the company reviewed their cases and reversed plans to end their franchise agreements, a top GM executive said Tuesday.

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Meltdown 101: Why do struggling US automakers want to pare back their dealership ranks?

Meltdown 101: Why GM, Chrysler want fewer dealers

Both General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC have announced plans to dramatically reduce their networks of thousands of dealers, saying that the moves are needed to cut costs as part of their restructuring efforts.

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Dealers slated to lose franchises hurry to sell off inventory ahead of Tuesday terminations

Chrysler dealers scramble to unload vehicles

Peter J. Walsh, the owner of Walsh Dodge in Jersey City, N.J., started out selling used cars in his hometown 28 years ago after the birth of his daughter. He slowly built his business, and felt as if he’d finally made it when he earned his Chrysler shingle in 2000.

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Judge hears Chrysler request for support in terminating 789 dealer franchise agreements

Judge: Chrysler has good case for franchise cuts

NEW YORK — The judge overseeing Chrysler’s bankruptcy case said Thursday that the automaker has a good case for the termination of 789 of its dealer franchises as part of its ongoing restructuring.

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Chrysler headed back to court to get approval for termination of dealer agreements

GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy cases at a glance

A summary of developments in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Group LLC

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Chrysler to ask bankruptcy judge to terminate 789 dealers; Ind. funds get appeal hearing

Judge to rule on Chrysler franchise terminations

NEW YORK — A bankruptcy judge will rule Wednesday on whether Chrysler can terminate the franchise agreements of 789 of its dealers as part of its ongoing restructuring.

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