Mahindra appeals against law suit


Automobile maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today said that it has filed an appeal against the law suit by its US-based distributor Global Vehicles for delaying its pick-up trucks in the American market.

When contacted, M&M spokesperson confirmed the development saying the company has filed an appeal against the law suit by Global Vehicles.


Earlier this month, the automaker's exclusive American distributor Global Vehicles had slapped a lawsuit against the company, which has missed two deadlines since 2009 to launch its pick-up truck.

Atlanta-based distributor Global Vehicles (GV), in the lawsuit filed before an Atlanta District Court, alleged that there has been inordinate delay in the launch of the truck, based on M&M's Sports Utility Vehicle Scorpio platform.

M&M and GV entered into a pact in September 2006 and Mahindra proposed to launch the pick-up truck in 2009.

However, this got delayed over regulatory clearances and it revised the entry deadline to beginning of this fiscal year, which too was missed.