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March 24, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
American Suzuki Motor Corp. has agreed to pay $200,000 to California and six other states and to include a warning statement about the handling of its Samurai sport utility vehicle in all future advertising. The settlement announced Thursday comes after nearly 10 months of criticism about the Samurai's safety.
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November 4, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Suzuki Samurai owners who claim the sport utility vehicle rolls over too easily won an important round this week in their $90-million suit against American Suzuki Motor Corp. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Barnet M. Cooperman granted the plaintiffs class-action status, meaning the suit can be heard on behalf of 45,000 Californians who bought the vehicle. It is the first time a state or federal court has approved class-action litigation over the complaints against the Samurai.
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November 4, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Suzuki Samurai owners who claim the sport utility vehicle rolls over too easily won an important round this week in their $90-million suit against American Suzuki Motor Corp. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Barnet M. Cooperman granted the plaintiffs class-action status, meaning the suit can be heard on behalf of 45,000 Californians who bought the vehicle. It is the first time a state or federal court has approved class-action litigation over the complaints against the Samurai.
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September 1, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's September and car makers across the land, desperate to excite consumer interest after nearly three years of flagging sales, are gearing up an array of advertising campaigns to tout their 1992 models. But in the concrete office and warehouse complex that houses the corporate headquarters of American Suzuki Motor Corp., the focus doesn't seem to be on 1992, or even on new cars.
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September 1, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's September and car makers across the land, desperate to excite consumer interest after nearly three years of flagging sales, are gearing up an array of advertising campaigns to tout their 1992 models. But in the concrete office and warehouse complex that houses the corporate headquarters of American Suzuki Motor Corp., the focus doesn't seem to be on 1992, or even on new cars.
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September 26, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
American Suzuki Motor Corp., staggered by a catastrophic decline in Samurai sales and weakness in its other automotive lines, said Monday that its president has been reassigned to corporate headquarters in Japan, and the three top officials of the auto division have resigned. Kenji Shimizu, chairman of Brea-based American Suzuki since July and a longtime executive and managing director of the Suzuki Motor Co. conglomerate in Japan, will replace Toshiyuki Arai as president of American Suzuki.
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October 1, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE
It was just two years ago that American Suzuki Motor Corp., basking in the popularity of its Samurai sports vehicle, predicted that it would be selling a full line of automobiles in America. By 1990, the company--best known for its motorcycles--expected to sell 300,000 cars and sports utility vehicles in this country. Much has changed for American Suzuki, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd., of Japan, since then, and mostly for the worse.
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September 1, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's September, and car makers across the land, desperate to excite consumer interest after nearly three years of flagging sales, are gearing up an array of advertising campaigns to tout their 1992 models. But in the office and warehouse complex that houses the corporate headquarters of American Suzuki Motor Corp. in Brea, the focus is not on 1992, or even on new cars.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's September, and car makers across the land, desperate to excite consumer interest after nearly three years of flagging sales, are gearing up an array of advertising campaigns to tout their 1992 models. But in the office and warehouse complex that houses the corporate headquarters of American Suzuki Motor Corp. in Brea, the focus is not on 1992, or even on new cars.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE
It was just two years ago that American Suzuki Motor Corp., basking in the popularity of its Samurai sports vehicle, predicted that it would be selling a full line of automobiles in America. By 1990, the company--best known for its motorcycles--expected to sell 300,000 cars and sports utility vehicles in this country. Much has changed for American Suzuki, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd., of Japan, since then, and mostly for the worse.
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September 26, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
American Suzuki Motor Corp., staggered by a catastrophic decline in Samurai sales and weakness in its other automotive lines, said Monday that its president has been reassigned to corporate headquarters in Japan, and the three top officials of the auto division have resigned. Kenji Shimizu, chairman of Brea-based American Suzuki since July and a longtime executive and managing director of the Suzuki Motor Co. conglomerate in Japan, will replace Toshiyuki Arai as president of American Suzuki.
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March 24, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
American Suzuki Motor Corp. has agreed to pay $200,000 to California and six other states and to include a warning statement about the handling of its Samurai sport utility vehicle in all future advertising. The settlement announced Thursday comes after nearly 10 months of criticism about the Samurai's safety.
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