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It just keeps getting worse and worse here...

Dany Bahar to sue Lotus over dismissal

Lotus and parent company DRB-Hicom haven't offered much commentary on the suspension and eventual firing of former CEO Dany Bahar. European newspapers and websites, on the other hand, have been having a field day reporting on various financial missteps rumored to have taken place with Bahar at the helm.

Amidst reports that Bahar was fired due to the misappropriation of company funds for personal reasons, Swiss newspaper Bilanz (via MSN UK) is now claiming that Bahar plans to sue his former company for wrongful termination. The paper reports that Bahar denies the allegations made against him and will file suit in London's High Court.

As you might expect with litigation in the offing, neither Bahar nor Lotus are commenting on the report.
 

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the good thing about him suing is MUCH more information would become public record.
 

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With the current world economy, and product expansions I doubt Danny would be employed with Lotus 2 years from now even if they'd kept him.:(
 

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great. Another waste of limited resources. They should have paid him to leave quietly. What did they think would happen? Unless you're one of the maniacs who actually own a Lotus, this kind of PR isn't helpful. By publicly humiliating him, he had no choice.
 

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If there's an upside, I suppose they're getting some free publicity out of this.
 

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I dont think this suit will go all that far as Bahar will be using his own cash to pay the lawyer this time.:(

I suspect the poor thing has been networking and socialising flat out to see If he can get some gainfull employment.

Maybe he should just become a dictator of a middle eastern country?

That would definately suit his style of leadership.:lol:

 

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The strangest thing is I think there will be someone who wants to hire him.

Look at Tony Hayward*. He was hired in 2011 by Glencore International.


* The BP dude.
 

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Here's hoping that future Lotus cars are more reliable than the people running Lotus.
 

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The strangest thing is I think there will be someone who wants to hire him.

Look at Tony Hayward*. He was hired in 2011 by Glencore International.


* The BP dude.
But he seems well qualified for the position he held at Ferrari.

He seems qualified to tell you where the boat was going, generating excitement about who was on the boat, and how great the boat was.

He was just not the best person at defining what was needed to build the boat, or deciding where the boat was going, or how much it cost to get it there.
 

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That's a good analogy, Doug.

I wonder if the board of directors or that council gave any sound advices. Aren't Tom Purves and Bob Lutz on that board? One of them could have said something...

Doh...and Gordon Murray too!
 

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But he seems well qualified for the position he held at Ferrari.

He seems qualified to tell you where the boat was going, generating excitement about who was on the boat, and how great the boat was.

He was just not the best person at defining what was needed to build the boat, or deciding where the boat was going, or how much it cost to get it there.
Shame that the boat is sinking fast.:(

 

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But he seems well qualified for the position he held at Ferrari.

He seems qualified to tell you where the boat was going, generating excitement about who was on the boat, and how great the boat was.

He was just not the best person at defining what was needed to build the boat, or deciding where the boat was going, or how much it cost to get it there.

It looks like they misspelled his name though.
 

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