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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.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/14/2001
  • Decided 06/27/2002
  • Published 06/27/2002

Judges

  • Justice BAKER delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • 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.
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