An unusual “shootout” is taking shape in California over Ford Motor Co.’s refusal to allow publicly owned Asbury Automotive Group to buy one of its San Diego stores. Robert H. Baker Rebuffed multi-franchise dealer Robert H. Baker has taken the matter to the powerful California New Motor Vehicle Board (NVMB). The board, three of whose members are franchised dealers, has scheduled a hearing for March 17 in Sacramento. The case is called “University Ford dba Bob Baker Ford ...

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