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Coachella takes legal action against spinoff festival ‘Hoodchella’

For those unfamiliar with the topic, “Hoodchella” is not a nickname ascribed to the predicted reunion of NWA at Coachella 2016, but rather an non-condoned spinoff of Goldenvoice’s flagship festival. Event organizer Kamil Al-Ahdali ran the first Hoodchella festival last year on April 11, coinciding with the second day of Coachella’s first week. While the first installment […]

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Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers’ lawsuit in CA

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives A class-action lawsuit against Lyft in California has ended with a $12.5 million settlement, but app-using drivers won’t be classified as employees. Continue reading Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers’ lawsuit in CA Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers’ lawsuit in CA originally appeared on […]

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New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Volkswagen, United States, Diesel New Mexico’s Attorney General has sued VW, making that state the first to take the German automaker to court. Continue reading New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:15:00 EST. Please […]

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Tesla sues Model X falcon wing door supplier

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Technology, Crossover, SUV, Electric, Luxury Tesla has sued an early supplier of the Model X’s falcon-wing doors because the company created parts that didn’t meet the EV maker’s standards. The supplier also still wanted to be paid for the allegedly unsatisfactory components. Continue reading Tesla sues Model X falcon wing […]

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Dealer chain accuses FCA of paying dealers to pad sales

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Fiat, Car Buying, Car Dealers, United States A Chicago-area dealership group has filed suit against FCA accusing it of paying dealers to fake sales figures and “strong-arming” in the push to move metal. Continue reading Dealer chain accuses FCA of paying dealers to pad sales Dealer chain accuses FCA of […]

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Toronto after-hours club The Comfort Zone is suing police for $23 million

The Comfort Zone, an after-hours club residing in Toronto, has filed a $23 million lawsuit against Toronto Police due to what it believes to be eight years of “intimidation and abuse of power.” Following the death of a 26-year-old male because of a GHB overdose in January 2008, officials set into motion Operation White Rabbit. Since then, […]

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Songkick is suing Ticketmaster and Live Nation in an antitrust suit

Ticketmaster and Live Nation serve as the world’s largest companies in terms of ticketing and promotion, respectively. Songkick, the live event aggregator and recent host of two massive presales for Adele, alleges their size has become too big. Songkick is suing the two companies for “antitrust violations, intentional interference, and anticompetitive behavior.” In a 68-page complaint filed in the […]

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VW Hires GM Ignition-Switch Attorney To Develop A ‘Menu Of Remedies’ For Diesel Owners

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. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Plumber sues after truck seen fighting with Syrian rebels [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Car Dealers, Middle East, Truck Angry calls plagued a Texas plumber after a photo showed a company pickup fighting in Syria. Now the owner is suing the dealer for leaving on the decals. Continue reading Plumber sues after truck seen fighting with Syrian rebels [w/video] Plumber sues after truck seen fighting […]

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Judge allows class-action lawsuits against Toyota, automakers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Honda A US District Judge rules to allow a class action RICO lawsuit against Takata and Honda. Takata adds to its legal team and Honda settles cases out of court. Continue reading Judge allows class-action lawsuits against Toyota, automakers Judge allows class-action lawsuits against Toyota, automakers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, […]

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Feds and VW want diesel suits consolidated in Detroit

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Volkswagen, Emissions, Diesel Volkswagen and the Department of Justice agree that the US District Court in Detroit, MI, would be a good location to combine the class-action lawsuits against the automaker. Continue reading Feds and VW want diesel suits consolidated in Detroit Feds and VW want diesel suits consolidated in Detroit […]

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Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Porsche, Safety, Supercars In the latest legal battle ensuing from the aftermath of Paul Walker’s death, the late actor’s father has filed suit against Porsche, claiming inadequate safety equipment in the Carrera GT in which he died two years ago. Continue reading Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche Paul Walker’s father sues […]

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GM does not have to turn over its ignition switch documents

Filed under: Government/Legal, Chevrolet, GM A District Court Judge rules that attorney-client privilege protects certain documents between GM and law firm King & Spalding over the ignition switch defect. Continue reading GM does not have to turn over its ignition switch documents GM does not have to turn over its ignition switch documents originally appeared […]

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Another lawsuit falls into Robert Sillerman’s lap, adds to list of SFX woes

For those who follow the electronic music industry, news of SFX seems to come in far too frequently as of late. From disasters in trying to re-privatize or sell the company to lawsuits and the TomorrowWorld tragedy, the company has been battered into oblivion by industry folk and fans alike. On the heels of a $100 million lawsuit against owner […]

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deadmau5 files $10 million lawsuit against Play Records

deadmau5 has sought legal action against Play Records – a Canadian electronic music label and publisher – for damages over a slew of unsanctioned remixes and mashups. When Joel Zimmerman was still a burgeoning artist in 2006, he was loosely involved with Play Records as he had agreed to create two remixes for its President, Meleny “Melleefresh” Brown. He […]

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Roger Rodas’ widow suing Porsche over Carrera GT crash

Filed under: Government/Legal, Porsche Investigations undertaken by local law enforcement may have vindicated Porsche from any wrongdoing in the crash that killed actor Paul Walker and racing driver Roger Rodas last year, but the latter’s widow is apparently not convinced. According to emerging reports, Kristine Rodas has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from Porsche […]

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Former Porsche boss Wiedeking won’t face criminal charges over VW bid

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen Hedge fund managers have been suing Porsche for years now, alleging that the car company lied about its intentions during its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a gambit that caused them billion in losses. Over the same period, authorities in Stuttgart built a criminal case against former CEO […]

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