Canadian Tribunal Rules CNH Canada Must Pay Dealer $200,000

In a written decision dated March 24, 2014, the Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal awarded Chesterman Farm Equipment Ltd. $139,846 in damages and $60,670.71 in pre-judgment interest from CNH Canada for failing to follow Ontario Farm Implements Act.


According to published reports, CNH Canada ended the 19 year relationship on December 31, 2006 for “poor performance in sales and market share. Reportedly, Chesterman had scored well in CNH’s dealer monitoring program in 2005 and 2006 and received service excellence award. In 2004-05 and 2005-06, the dealership received CNH’s president’s prestige award.

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