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Dealer sues Harley-Davidson over new company restrictions

Lawsuit claims policies on international sales, third-party websites weaken profits

A Harley-Davidson Inc. dealer filed a lawsuit against the company on Nov. 1, claiming the company’s new restrictions blocking international sales hurt business for the dealership, which is based in St. Paul, Minn.

The lawsuit states Harley-Davidson implemented new policies on Aug. 1, prohibiting U.S. dealers from selling to customers outside the U.S, as well as using third-party websites such as eBay and to sell motorcycle parts and accessories starting Jan. 1, 2012.

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