The American Suzuki Motor Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection in November, 2012 and stated that it would stop selling cars in the United States. The Chapter 11 restructuring petition was filed in United States Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California. The plan allows the company to restructure so it can continue to sell Suzuki motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and marine outboard engines. Suzuki has been selling cars in the United States since 1985; the Samurai Sports Utility and the Swift Compact were its best known vehicles.

When a company files for bankruptcy, it limits the ability of the consumer to bring a lawsuit against the company. If you believe that you have a claim against Suzuki for any reason, it is important that you consult a lawyer immediately.

Michael Donahue is a Shareholder and in the firm’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey office, concentrating in Accident & Personal Injury Law. For more information, please contact Mr. Donahue.