Following a NASCAR pileup that sent driver Austin Dillon scaling the catch fence as his car shred behind him last year, a fan allegedly injured in the incident filed a lawsuit against both the track and NASCAR. The fan alleges that debris hit him in the head and shoulder, and that he has yet to fully recover.
Civil lawsuits filed in New York, Maryland and Massachusetts allege that top Volkswagen executives, including ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn, covered up evidence related to its massive Dieselgate scandal, reports Reuters. As a result, Volkswagen could be fined hundreds of millions of dollars or more.
Steve Saleen’s tuning company is being sued by a Ford dealership in Texas. The dealership claims that the company not only failed to deliver three Mustangs on time, but the cars were also missing thousands of dollars’ worth of upgrades.
A blind Louisiana man is suing for for the ability to use McDonald’s drive-thru windows, reports the Austin American-Statesman. A lawsuit filed in Chicago federal court on behalf of Scott Magee alleges that McDonald’s vehicle-only drive-thru policy is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Why has Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel spent upwards of $10 million funding third-party lawsuits against Gawker? If you believe his interview with the New York Times, Thiel’s willingness to bankroll litigation brought by Hulk Hogan and other plaintiffs stems from several posts, including a 2007 item about…
A judge in California may have decreed that Porsche was not responsible for the Carrera GT crash that killed Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker and his friend, driver Roger Rodas, but Walker’s daughter Meadow already received a considerable settlement from Rodas’ estate.
As news spread across the internet back in September that something was up with Volkswagen’s diesels, the automaker moved quickly to scrub its “Clean Diesel” ad campaign from its corporate Internet accounts. But it was too late, as the Feds were already on the Dieselgate trail. And now, the Federal Trade Commission is…
The decision by a Florida jury to grant $140 million in damages for a story on Gawker.com about a Hulk Hogan sex tape was extraordinary. The number is far larger than even the plaintiff himself had asked for in relief. It’s a huge pay-day for an indiscretion that would have been quickly forgotten, one among many in…
After a gravel truck in Texas plowed through a red light, into several cars at an intersection and over a drop off, an injured driver filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the truck. The case just began, but a lawyer defending the driver already argues that the truck should never have been on the road.
Did you know that some Honda models right now use wiring which is considered a delicacy by rodents in North America? It’s true, according to a recent lawsuit! But lawyers have already come to the rescue.
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General Motors may have paid a $900 million fine to settle the deadly ignition switch case with the feds, but it still faces a barrage of lawsuits from survivors and their families. The first such case, currently being tried in Manhattan, has just encountered a huge plot twist full of fraud allegations.
In September, Segway filed a lawsuit against Inventix for the not-Hoverboard, claiming a violation of their patents. On December 23, Segway filed two more suits, adding Razor and Swagway to the list.
With claims of having multiple data files regarding its Formula One endeavors stolen, Mercedes-Benz filed a lawsuit against a team engineer understood to be on his way to join a competitor—the Ferrari F1 team.
The Car-Freshner Corporation prides itself in its Little Trees, those flimsy albeit potent diffusers of suffocating fragrance. In fact, Little Trees have freshness so on lock that OutKast might have to relinquish their title. But even more urgent is an ongoing legal battle between the Car-Freshner Corporation and…
By now you’ve probably heard Volkswagen got caught cheating emissions regulations with their TDI diesels on millions of cars worldwide. For those who own one here in the U.S., here are some initial thoughts from a consumer protection attorney’s perspective.
General Motors is going to pay a $900 million fine and be criminally charged for hiding a defect from regulators in order to end a federal investigation, according to sources who spoke Reuters. That’s less than the $1.2 billion Toyota paid, but it’s still a massive fine.
On Christmas Day a couple years back I got a phone call from my brother. His truck’s transmission had just failed and he was pretty sure it was the fault of the dealer. He was curious what advice I had for him since his truck was a long way out of warranty.
Uber, the car service oh excuse me technology company that just makes an app and definitely does not employ drivers, is currently fighting it out in court to make sure its employees don’t legally count as employees. In its latest motion, filed Thursday, the company argues 160,000 California Uber drivers shouldn’t be…