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Report: Firing of M-B boss upheld

By Brandon Turkus

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Ernst Lieb, the disgraced former CEO of American operations for Mercedes-Benz, will not be getting any more money from the Silver Arrow’d teat. His wrongful dismissal suit against MB’s parent company, Daimler, was tossed out of a German appeals panel. This, followed the initial rejection by a lower court last year.

According to court documents acquired by Automotive News, Lieb was found to have “accepted payments of substantial value to which he – as he was aware – had no claim.”

Lieb took over American operations from former CEO Paul Halata in September of 2006. Reports surfaced in October of 2011 that Lieb was dismissed from his posting at MB, with a variety of rumors swirling. Eventually, news broke that financial wrong doing was responsible for the German’s firing.

Lieb misappropriated over $100,000 of corporate funds for home improvements to his Mahwah, New Jersey residence, which were used for new beds, a home gym, a theater and a built-in barbecue. Mercedes-Benz replaced Lieb with current CEO Steve Cannon in December of 2011.

Firing of M-B boss upheld originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Mercedes-Benz CLA stars in sweeping short with supermodel Karlie Kloss

By Zach Bowman

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Karlie Koss Mercedes-Benz CLA

The Mercedes-Benz CLA earned itself a spot on our list of the top five unveils of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and for good reason. The German luxury compact is the first small car from the Silver Arrow that looks suitably premium inside and out. Nowness.com has turned out a new video of the CLA featuring super model Karlie Koss in the lead role. We aren’t entirely sure what the premise is, but from what we can tell, it looks as if the CLA comes to life and proceeds to be a giant jerk.

After Koss stops to take a closer look at a white horse, the CLA gives the supermodel the old stop-and-go treatment before leaving her on the side of the road. Eventually, the sedan makes nice, but Koss has to ride shotgun instead of taking the controls herself. You can check out the video below to see for yourself.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA stars in sweeping short with supermodel Karlie Kloss originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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