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Uzi Nissan Spent 8 Years Fighting The Car Company With His Name. He Nearly Lost Everything To Win

Nissan the car company never really cared who Uzi Nissan was. Then it decided he had something it wanted very much—the website www.nissan.com, which he created for his small retail computer business in 1994—and it sued him for $10 million. When the two Nissans went to war, Uzi Nissan prevailed in the end, but lost…Read […]

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Man Who Built Race Team With Payday Lending Scam Could Be Fined $3.5 Billion

Just two weeks after pleading on Netflix that he’s being unfairly maligned for his business of issuing extremely deceptive payday loans to unwitting consumers, former race car driver and convicted felon Scott Tucker has learned he might be on the hook for $3.5 billion as part of his sentence for his illegal scheme.Read more… Continue […]

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Driver On Fourth DWI Arrest Argued In Court That Law Discriminates Against Alcoholics

Drinking and driving is illegal so that fewer people die every year, which is a social good. Are DWI laws discriminatory towards alcoholics, who have a higher tolerance for high levels of alcohol consumption? The answer’s no, but that didn’t stop one Texas man from making the argument in court recently. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Bad Car Thief Steals Car, Calls Owner For Help

On Thursday evening at around 8:30 PM, certified master car thief 37-year-old Edward Wilson found an unlocked and running Jeep Grand Cherokee in the parking lot of the Sartell, Minnesota Walmart. Being the incredibly talented thief that he is, Wilson opened the door, stepped on board, and piloted the Jeep more than an…Read more… Continue […]

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Google’s Waymo And Uber Reach $245 Million Settlement In High-Profile Lawsuit Over Stolen Autonomous Tech 

Well, that was fast. Not even a week into a high-profile trial between Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo and ride-hailing company Uber, both sides said on Friday that a settlement has been reached, bringing the year-long dispute to an abrupt end. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Thoughtful Thieves Keep Stealing Cars From A New York Dealership And Bringing Them Back

I’m not sure if this is common, so forgive me if that’s the case, but there’s apparently a very thoughtful thief—or group of thieves—loose in Niagara Falls, New York, taking cars from a Ford dealer and then returning them after a joyride. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 1990s BMW Touring Car Team That Got Busted Smuggling Cocaine

Vic Lee Motorsport was the most infamous teams in the British Touring Car Championship in the early 1990s. But Vic Lee himself had a little problem: sharing room with the race cars in his team’s haulers was a whole lot of cocaine. What’s poetic is what tipped off the authorities: the team’s oddly international testing…Read […]

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Uma Thurman Recounts Harrowing Karmann Ghia Crash On Kill Bill Set That Left Her ‘Broken’

Since the outpouring of incidents of sexual assault and harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein sparked a massive backlash against the abuse of women in Hollywood, one of the most anticipated voices has been that of actress Uma Thurman, who worked with Weinstein on a number of high-profile movie projects. And…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Radio Station Records Play-By-Play Of Idiot Trying To Break Into Employee’s Car With A Mop

A Seattle radio station, KIRO, found surveillance footage yesterday that showed a stunningly inept attempt to break into an employee’s Toyota Tacoma. With a mop. And the attempted auto-thiever somehow ended up unconscious at the end. Even better, they had a sportscaster give the whole thing a play-by-play.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here Are The 11 States Where You’re Most Likely To Have Your Tailgate Stolen

I never realized how quick you could steal a tailgate until I owned a Ford Ranger. It seemed like every other time I flung the tailgate open, it’d slide off the tabs with ease—and thieves are well aware of the simplicity. Tailgate thefts declined slightly in 2017, according to a new report, but the actual […]

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Watch Police Rush A Shop After Mistaking Acura Integra Exhaust Noise For Gunfire

Making rounds on the internet is a video apparently showing police officers rush a mechanic’s shop near Atlanta, Georgia after hearing loud, rapid banging noises. Those noises, the police thought, came from a gun, but in reality, they were produced by a modified Japanese sports coupe. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Convicted Payday Loan Mogul Scott Tucker Has Absolutely No Remorse

American Le Mans Series champion and Le Mans veteran Scott Tucker is now more likely to be known as payday lending scam artist and convicted felon Scott Tucker. Through nefarious means, primarily deceptive undisclosed payday loan fees, was able to amass a fortune, some of which he used to fund his Level 5 Racing…Read more… […]

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Lawsuit Says Florida Valet Handed Keys For $300,000 Ferrari To The Wrong Driver

Imagine you own a 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. Great job being excellent. You love it. OK, now, picture this: One night, you drop your primo Italian sports car off at a valet. Later, that valet—for whatever reason—gives the keys to your ride to someone else. Oops. That’s exactly what happened last summer to a…Read […]

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