Luxury Cars of Bayside, Inc. v. BMW of North America

On July 2, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles directed BMW of North America to approve a relocation request by BMW of Bayside.

In its decision, the DMV recognized that New York law prohibits franchisors from “unreasonably preventing or refusing” the relocation to another site within a dealer’s relevant market area.

BMW tried to prevent Bayside from moving to an objectively superior location that would better serve customers and allow Bayside to meet BMW’s own facility standards.

After a trial, the DMV found that BMW’s refusal to approve the relocation was unreasonable. 

The Arent Fox team representing Bayside included Russell P. McRory (Picture), Taniel E. Anderson, Daisy Sexton, and David Yearwood.

Involved fees earner: Taniel Anderson – Arent Fox; Russell McRory – Arent Fox; Daisy Sexton – Arent Fox; David Yearwood – Arent Fox;

Law Firms: Arent Fox;

Clients: Luxury Cars of Bayside, Inc.;

Author: Martina Bellini