BUTNARU v. FORD MOTOR CO., 00-0513
The Texas Motor Vehicle Commission Code confers exclusive jurisdiction on the Texas Motor Vehicle Board to initially resolve claims and issues the Code governs, but this exclusive jurisdiction does not extend to a prospective car dealership transferees' claims for tortious interference and declaratory judgment.
- Argued 02/14/2001
- Decided 06/27/2002
- Published 06/27/2002
- Justice BAKER delivered the opinion of the Court.
- For Appellant:
- Jonathan Scott Miles, Andrew L. Kerr, Holland & Knight LLP, San Antonio, Byron W. Hodge, Lowry Foster & Hodge, Del Rio, Larry G. Berkman, Jenkens & Gilchrist, San Antonio, for Petitioner.
- For Appellees:
- Paul S. Francis, Jon David Ivey, Baker & Hostetler, Alfred V. Sumpter, Oritz & Sumpter, Del Rio, for Respondent.