Travis Kalanick’s “brother from another mother,” Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber’s self-driving car division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that Uber is incorporating into its cars. This isn’t a minor legal…
A second, potential class-action lawsuit has been filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and diesel engine supplier Cummins, alleging that both conspired to fraudulently misrepresented how much pollution Dodge and Ram pickup trucks were producing.
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer sued his HScott Motorsports team for breach of contract and fraud for at least $2.223 million, reports ESPN. The lawsuit alleges that the team missed two monthly payments as well as a commission for bringing sponsorship to the team.
Thomas Flessner was hired as a materials engineer at Tesla’s Fremont factory back in 2012, and was let go in February of this year. He’s now suing Tesla for age discrimination, claiming that he was frequently isolated by his coworkers and bosses for his older age, which ultimately led to him being fired.
In another crazy chapter of the “conspiracy” against Tesla, as the real Elon Musk often likes to frame it, the company has filed a lawsuit against an oil industry executive, accusing him of creating a fake Yahoo email address to impersonate Elon Musk and acquire confidential information from Tesla’s Chief Financial…
The Hyperloop One boys are at it again. This time, the company is reportedly countersuing its co-founder and chief technology office Brogan BamBrogan for $250 million, claiming that he and three others tried to stage a hostile takeover and conspired to start their own company.
Last fall, an 18 year-old girl crashed into another car at a claimed speed of over 100 miles per hour. Now a victim from the other car has brain damage, and is suing Snapchat, which the girl was allegedly using just before the incident.
Three Volkswagen dealerships from the Illinois-based Napleton Automotive Group sued Volkswagen Wednesday for damages stemming from the Dieselgate scandal, reports Automotive News. This lawsuit is in defiance of a Volkswagen dealer council effort to resolve dealer grievances outside of the courts.
“Happy Manipulating!!!” wrote Takata airbag engineer Bob Schubert in an email obtained by The New York Times. Schubert’s 2006 note regarding airbag tests was one of many documents unsealed from a personal injury lawsuit against Takata that suggest the company has a systemic issue with data manipulation.
With Volkswagen facing over 500 lawsuits in the wake of developing and fitting an emissions-cheating defeat device to millions of its diesel vehicles, the company has hired Ken Feinberg to oversee its Dieselgate woes—the attorney who oversaw the compensation program for the General Motors ignition-switch defect.
Wyoming-based Center Point Management LLC has filed a lawsuit against Tooele County and likely buyer Mitime, alleging that the parties broke the law in allowing Mitime to purchase Miller Motorsports Park for a lower bid than Center Point offered.
AutoZone, an auto parts retailer (GET IN THE ZONE! AUTOZONE!), has recently dropped its challenge to a verdict in the case of a former employee who claims she was demoted, then fired, for being pregnant. She sued for $185 million.
Aston Martin is taking Henrik Fisker to court over the Thunderbolt concept, with the automaker claiming he blatantly copied trademarked design elements in his one-off creation and misrepresented the underpinnings of the coupe. [UPDATE]
There's nothing good about traversing the labyrinth known as the modern day international airport. Aside from incompetent airline personal and the debacle known as TSA, we are now subject to price gouging, according to a lawsuit claiming retailers are charging a whopping $5 for a bottle of water.
A new spirit of collaboration marked the discussions happening between the Sauber Formula One team and driver Giedo van der Garde after yesterday's court proceedings. Van der Garde submitted a Contempt of Court application after Sauber failed to secure him a drive, but that matter has been settled out of court.
There was no decision Friday as to whether Sauber would be held in Contempt of Court for their inability to get Giedo Van der Garde into the race drive he had been promised. That court case is expected to continue tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. AEDT, on Saturday morning in Australia.
A dealership in New York charged car-buyers $295 for a "theft protection" package that turned out to be bogus. A lawsuit says over 5,000 car buyers were "robbed" of their money for protection that didn't exist; now the dealer has to pay. Irony: Defined.