Judge prevents Harley-Davidson from enforcing foreign, online sales restrictions


St. Paul Harley Davidson has won an important ruling in its recent lawsuit against Harley-Davidson: A federal judge on Monday ordered the Motor Co. not to enforce its upcoming ban on sales of PG&A through third-party websites or to international customers.

The judge’s order is effective through Feb. 29, according to The Business Journal. Citing court records, the paper reported that attorneys for both parties are negotiating a resolution. The judge therefore has put the case on hold through January.

According to earlier reports, St. Paul Harley-Davidson owner Tom Giannetti alleges that the new restrictions, effective Jan. 1, would cost the dealership about $8 million per year, or about a quarter of the Minnesota dealership’s total revenue.

Posted by Arlo Redwine