ST. PETRESBURG, January 30 - RAPSI. On Wednesday the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region Commercial Court dismissed an individual's, one Oleg Malygin, lawsuit to declare the Ford Motor Company bankrupt.
The judge said the case was dismissed because Ford provided documented evidence of having transferred RUB 620,203 (circa $20,600) to Malygin's account. Malygin had initiated the case in order to receive this sum of money.
Malygin originally sued Ford Motor Company after he bought a faulty Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia, made in 2007, from a Ford dealer. The Oktyabrsky District Court of the City of Samara upheld his claims in its ruling in December 2011.
Ford filed an appeal with the Samara Regional Court, which amended the lower court's ruling in April 2012, but upheld the order to pay Malygin RUB 620,203.
Ford opened a plant in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, in July 2002. The plant employs 2,700 people and initially produced only Ford Focus cars, but in March 2009 it began the production of Ford Mondeos. In 2011 it rolled off approximately 99,000 cars and planned to increase output to 119,000 vehicles in 2012.