Nissan Motor files claim against Ghosn’s sister in Brazil court

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Nissan Motor has filed a court claim against sister of Carlos Ghosn that references alleged “unjust enrichment”, escalating a fight being waged in Brazilian courts between the automaker and its former chairman.

A court docket dated December 11 that was read by Reuters showed the Japanese automaker submitted a claim against Claudine Bichara de Oliveira. The docket showed Nissan as the claimant and Oliveira as the defendant, with the subject title “unjust enrichment”. More information was not immediately available.

Nissan stated the claim, which sought a stay on the statute of limitations on a document created three years previously, would enable it the option of pursuing further legal action.

“At this point, this is just a notice to safeguard Nissan’s interest from the statute of limitation,” the company stated according to Reuters in an emailed response, when asked regarding the claim. “It is not specifically a request for a judgment against Oliveira.”

Nissan refused to elaborate on the document, or on the accusations against Oliveira. 

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