Dealer wins ruling against Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has been ordered to cease its ban on dealership sales of PG&A through third-party websites and to international customers after a judge ruled in favor of a Minnesota dealer in a legal dispute.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz’s order runs through Feb. 29, according to The Milwaukee Business Journal. Tom Gianetti, who owns St. Paul Harley-Davidson in St. Paul, Minn., and Wild Prairie Harley-Davidson in Eden Prairie, Minn., sued Harley-Davidson over its new policies in October. Gianetti reported that about a quarter of his business comes from third-party Internet sales or international sales.

Attorneys for both Gianetti and Harley-Davidson are negotiating a resolution to the lawsuit, according to a court filing. The judge has put the case on hold through January while discussions are ongoing, the newspaper reported.

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