When Obama had the government takeover General Motors he shutdown more 2000 dealerships across the country under the guise of cutting expenses. 220 of those dealers, representing thousands of workers, are fighting the federal government over the issue:
Two claims, initially filed in October 2010 and February 2011, cleared the government's motions to dismiss in February and are now heading into the pre-trial discovery phase. The dealers' lawyers are seeking government documents that they hope will show that auto makers had to eliminate some dealerships as a condition of receiving funds from the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program.
The cases are believed to be the first to test the constitutionality of the federal government's $80 billion bailout of the auto industry under the Bush and Obama administrations.