File this one under "not surprising in the least." Fired Lotus CEO Dany Bahar is reportedly suing his former employers for some $10.6 million, claiming that the automaker and its Malaysian owner, DRB, broke the law when they dismissed him. According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek, DRB and Lotus will defend themselves in court rather than settling, including filing a countersuit against the former top executive.

Bahar, 40, was canned on June 7, about two weeks after Lotus suspended him pending an investigation into his conduct. The report cites a Kuala Lumpur stock exchange filing as its source of the information; the filing also indicates that DRB has decided against selling Lotus, despite continuing losses.


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      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey Dany..........no one likes you
      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's always the possibility that he's right BUT if you ask me it sounds like he wants to make a quick buck, trying to take advantage of a company that's in declining financial health. I think he's hoping they will be desperate as they probably can't afford this right now and that they'll settle in court to avoid big legal fees and the $10.6m payout. I could be wrong but......
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      oh nooooo, tooo ugly car
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      Groagun
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Mr Bahar Seriously, your an ass and should be embarrassed by your actions and results. You are not smart enough to just walk away I know, so I will take some personal comfort in ridiculing you further and dragging your family name even further into the mud. Your a small man with small ideas and you have, and had, no idea how to achieve those goals. Your personal vendetta against Ferrari has taken you down and a smart man would have put his ego aside and anger behind him and moved on. You have no one to blame but yourself and your actions for this predicament. To put it simply, GO AWAY!
      LMI500
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whose idea was it to appoint this guy to Lotus anyway? They should be fired too! His ideas were going to destroy the purity, lightweight vision of Lotus. Their a niche automaker not a mass production automaker. He wanted too many models and well...he was out of whack. Colin Chapman was rolling in grave for sure!!
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      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      He was fired and was under investigation . The only thing he is right about is the fact that Lotus should be sold to owners who have the cash flow to save Lotus .
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      ...YOUR FIRED.......stick your lawsuit where the sun don't shine. Hit the streets like the rest of us and carry on !...good luck .
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, it is his legal right. It'll probably be settled out of court.
      • 2 Years Ago
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