U.S. Supreme Court halts Chrysler sale!
Highest court in America stops sale of sinking Chrysler to Fiat!
Washington, D.C.(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The sale of Chrysler to Fiat was postponed as of Monday by the United States Supreme Court. The reason for the Supreme Court’s action is not certain. Despite the government’s efforts to expedite the sale last week, a federal judge decided to stay the sale until further notification. The court may consider an appeal and continue acknowledge the Indiana funds’ and consumer groups’ continual objections of the sale of the American auto giant to Fiat, the Italian automobile manufacturer. If an appeal is granted, it could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before a decision is made. Chrysler leaders and managers state the motor vehicle maker is losing millions of dollars a day while in bankruptcy, and if the high court decides to hear the appeal, Chrysler could be forced to liquidate.
Many creditors were expected to accept a discount on their Chrysler debt; however, the few Indiana pension funds and a number of consumer groups refused to agree even with the push from President Obama and his Administration to expedite the finalization of the sale. Chrysler looked worldwide for someone to save the American motor vehicle company from liquidation and buy them out for over a year. Italy’s Fiat SpA was the only company to express an interest. If the sale is delayed past June 15, Fiat is allowed to walk away from the purchase altogether. Business litigation lawyers speculate Chrysler will have no other choice, but to liquidate. The Supreme Court’s hold on the sale could be lifted by Tuesday night, allowing the deal to go on as planned. Fiat will have a 20% ownership stake in the new Chrysler. Fiat’s ownership provision could be increased to 35% in the future. The remaining parts of the company will be distributed amongst the U.S. Treasury, the Canadian government, and a union benefit trust.
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