Federal judge throws out GM's racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a racketeering lawsuit General Motors Co had filed against smaller rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, saying the No. 1 U.S. automaker's alleged injuries were not caused by FCA's alleged violations.

GM officials said in statement they "strongly disagree" with the order by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman, whom the automaker had sought to have removed from the case, and would appeal. "There is more than enough evidence from the guilty pleas of former FCA executives.

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