This Company Wants To Give You $5,000 For Driving Off-Road

Jeep parts manufacturer Omix-ADA is writing grants for organizations that "helping to advance the off-road hobby" through its Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program. Get your shit together and come up with idea for making America a better place to off-road, and they'll give you five grand to get it done! » 12/09/14 3:49pm 12/09/14 3:49pm

Man Behind This Ugly Car Wants To Sue Us Because We Said His Car Is Ugly

Remember the Youabian Puma from the LA Auto Show? Of course you do. If you saw it in person, you're probably having colossal blue flashbacks about it right now. Well, the man who made the car, Dr. Kambiz Youabian, is so very upset that so many people called the car ugly that he's threatening to sue us all. » 7/25/14 2:16pm 7/25/14 2:16pm

Lindsay Lohan Is Suing the Makers of Grand Theft Auto

The actress best known for her controversy-filled personal and professional lives has claimed before that Rockstar Games based a character in Grand Theft Auto V on her, without permission. And now she's suing them. » 7/02/14 1:26pm 7/02/14 1:26pm

Woman Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass While Driving Judged Innocent

Remember the woman who got a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving? Well, her citation's been dismissed by a San Diego court commissioner, who said he found no proof the device was operating at the time. » 1/17/14 2:56pm 1/17/14 2:56pm

Supreme Court will decide when feds can follow you with GPS

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving a man tracked by the FBI without a warrant for a month with a GPS unit mounted on his car. Lower courts ruled against the feds, but there's one round left. » 6/29/11 10:00am 6/29/11 10:00am

Court hits Ford with $2 billion judgment over truck discounts to dealers

An Ohio judge says Ford owes about $2 billion for hiding discounts on medium and heavy-duty trucks sold to 3,000 dealers between 1987 and 1997. We'll see everyone in appeals court. » 6/10/11 9:05pm 6/10/11 9:05pm

Ferrari-driving Ferrari sues to get Ferrari back

Caught driving his Ferrari 360 Modena under enough influences to spark a Grateful Dead album, New York resident James Ferrari nevertheless fought the government's attempt to seize his ride. Now a federal judge has ruled Ferrari's Ferrari belongs to Ferrari. » 6/09/11 3:30pm 6/09/11 3:30pm

How Toyota tried to bar a blog from mentioning them ever again

Toyota has sparked a controversy in Brazil for attempting to legally bar a media outlet that dared publish spy shots of a new Corolla from ever mentioning the Toyota brand name again. Jalopnik Brazil editor Leo Nishihata explains. — Ed. » 5/02/11 3:00pm 5/02/11 3:00pm

How a '66 Shelby GT350 was hidden in trash for 26 years

In a couple of weeks, this rare 1966 Shelby GT350 will cross an auction block after spending 26 years ensconsed by junk in a shed behind a Kansas apartment complex. Here's how the state of Texas liberated it. » 3/30/11 3:00pm 3/30/11 3:00pm

Did GM illegally block a competitor to its Corvette race team?

A Texas race team has sued General Motors for antitrust violations, saying it conspired with tire maker Michelin to hobble a private competitor to GM's factory-owned Corvettes in American and international road racing. » 2/23/11 1:30pm 2/23/11 1:30pm

Ford trucking Ferrari to court over F-150 name

When Ferrari announced it was naming its Formula 1 car the "F150," in honor of Italy's sesquicentennial, many people immediately wondered why Ferrari would step on Ford's most successful truck of all time. Turns out Ford's wondering as well; as first reported by, it's now taking Ferrari to court over… » 2/09/11 1:30pm 2/09/11 1:30pm

IRS Takes Nissan To Court Over Bermuda Tax Shelter

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service suspects Nissan North American may have used Bermuda to wrongly shelter some income from U.S. taxes. The agency won a federal court order last week forcing Nissan to surrender paperwork on contracts worth $45.9 million. » 1/06/11 4:30pm 1/06/11 4:30pm

Google Street View Cars Collected Emails and Passwords

Google announced today that the Wi-Fi snooping its Street View vans were engaged in was even worse than previously acknowledged. The company announced today that entire URLs, emails, and passwords were collected as well. And they still have it. » 10/23/10 12:11pm 10/23/10 12:11pm

The Piracy Lawsuit That Could Ground The CIA's Deadly Predator Drones

Al Qaeda and the Taliban haven't been able to bring down the CIA's Predator drones. But a new lawsuit alleging parts of their targeting software are pirated (and faulty) could. » 10/18/10 9:32pm 10/18/10 9:32pm

Yamaha Wins First Rhino Rollover Lawsuit

ATVs are dangerous. Especially if you're not wearing a helmet and seatbelt while operating them. A bunch of people weren't smart enough to figure that out and sued Yamaha for negligence. Yamaha just won the first case. » 8/31/09 8:30am 8/31/09 8:30am

Shelby Suing Factory Five, Fan Forum For Trademark Infringements

Carroll Shelby is suing long-standing Shelby Cobra and Daytona Coupe-replica kit car maker Factory Five, an associated fan forum and a California-based builder for trademark infringement of names and vehicles. A fan forum? Yup. » 1/21/09 11:00am 1/21/09 11:00am

Transformers Mustang Cop Car Replica Not Police Approved

A man by the name of Jesse Vigil has decked out a 2007 Mustang to look like Barricade the Saleen Mustang from Transformers and not surprisingly, the local cops don't approve. Much to the delight of Transformers fans everywhere, including Vigil's son and the inspiration for the mod, the cops can't do a damn thing as… » 3/13/08 9:40am 3/13/08 9:40am