General Motors BV and Opel Nederland BV, of the Netherlands, look likely to lose a second appeal for preventing their dealers from exporting to other European Union countries. The European Commission ruled earlier that the action is a breach of the European Union’s freedom of trade laws, fining the two companies a total of €43 million ($50.5 million) for the violation. The auto makers’ first appeal to the European Court of Justice won them a reduction in the fine to €35.5 million ($41.6 ...

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