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Apple and A123 settle lawsuit

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, United States, Technology Apple has come to an undisclosed settlement with battery firm A123 Systems for allegedly poaching five of the company’s employees. The workers were allegedly hired to work on Apple’s car project. Continue reading Apple and A123 settle lawsuit Apple and A123 settle lawsuit originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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FCA seeking new trial in Jeep fire case, calls $150M judgement ‘grossly excessive’

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Jeep, Safety, United States, SUV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is fighting back after a jury awarded a “grossly excessive” settlement in the case of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee crash. Continue reading FCA seeking new trial in Jeep fire case, calls $150M judgement ‘grossly excessive’ FCA seeking new trial in Jeep fire [...]

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Pao attorney calls Kleiner’s demand to recover $1M in trial costs “grossly excessive and unreasonable”

Today Ellen Pao’s lawyers responded to Kleiner Perkins attempts to recover nearly a million dollars in trial costs from the interim reddit CEO and former Kleiner partner. In a motion filed this morning, attorney Alan Exelrod characterizes the amount sought by Kleiner as “grossly excessive and unreasonable.” He asks that the Court deny any award [...]

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Twitter case exposes the Justice Department’s nonsensical views on disclosing government surveillance

Twitter sued the Justice Department for the right to reveal more about federal government surveillance programs in October 2014. Now the department wants the suit to be thrown out, or at the very least, moved to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that’s supposed to oversee government spying. Courthouse News Service reports that lawyers for the [...]

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Takata, Honda sued in Florida over death of pregnant Malaysian women

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Honda, Safety The father of a pregnant driver in Malaysia has sued Takata and Honda in US district court over the malfunctioning airbag that allegedly killed his daughter and unborn granddaughter. Continue reading Takata, Honda sued in Florida over death of pregnant Malaysian women Takata, Honda sued in Florida over death [...]

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Amazon faces lawsuit alleging unfair labor policies

A new lawsuit alleges that Amazon docks its workers a half-hour’s worth of pay if they clock in more than three minutes after their shift is supposed to start. The lawsuit also claims that a shortage of punch clocks, security checks, and other factors outside of employees’ control “regularly result in lost vacation time, smaller paychecks and [...]

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Lawsuits in Chicago and Vienna challenge Facebook’s data practices

Facebook has been hit with a new class-action lawsuit in Vienna over alleged rights violations ranging from the company (allegedly) breaking European privacy laws to its (alleged) cooperation with the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The lawsuit follows another suit filed in Chicago earlier this week. That lawsuit alleges that Facebook violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy act of [...]

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Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design

Filed under: Design/Style, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, United States, Coupe, Luxury, Performance Aston Martin is suing Henrik Fisker in US District Court for allegedly violating its intellectual property. The automaker claims that the design of the Thunderbolt uses too many of the company’s own design cues. Continue reading Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design [...]

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Facebook may have to refund parents whose children made in-app purchases

Facebook must face the wrath of parents whose children racked up hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of charges on its service. A federal judge in California has ruled that a lawsuit alleging that the company didn’t refund these parents after the charges were made can continue. The trial date was set for October 19. One [...]

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Sauber sued by former test driver

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports Former F1 test driver Giedo van der Garde says he has a contract for a race seat with Sauber this season, and has taken the team to courts from Switzerland to Australia to enforce the terms. Continue reading Sauber sued by former test driver Sauber sued by former test driver [...]

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German judge ‘inclined to dismiss’ hedge fund lawsuit against Porsche

Filed under: Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen, Germany Investors are appealing a German court’s ruling last year over a lawsuit regarding Porsche’s attempted takeover of Volkswagen. It could cost the company $1.4 billion, but a German judge thinks the case is likely to be dismissed again. Continue reading German judge ‘inclined to dismiss’ hedge fund lawsuit against [...]

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Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal, Auto Repair, Insurance, Safety A group of more than 500 body shops in 36 states have filed a lawsuit against the nation’s top insurers over a practice called “steering”, which is when insurers use various tactics to lead a policyholder to one of the company’s preferred repair shops after an accident. [...]

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Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal, Auto Repair, Insurance, Safety A group of more than 500 body shops in 36 states have filed a lawsuit against the nation’s top insurers over a practice called “steering”, which is when insurers use various tactics to lead a policyholder to one of the company’s preferred repair shops after an accident. [...]

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Aston Martin sues supplier Envisage over copyright infringement

Filed under: Design/Style, Government/Legal, Aston Martin Aston Martin claims that its designs have been stolen by the Envisage Group, which provides services to Aston but also manufactures the Speedback GT for David Brown Automotive. Continue reading Aston Martin sues supplier Envisage over copyright infringement Aston Martin sues supplier Envisage over copyright infringement originally appeared on [...]

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Kurt Busch and ex-girlfriend legal drama continues, attorneys say she lied on the stand

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Motorsports, Racing Lawyers for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch claim his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll lied under oath in their final written arguments in the case. Driscoll is requesting a no-contact order against the 2004 champion after he allegedly assaulted her in his motorhome following a race in Delaware in September 2014. [...]

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Sony’s $15 million hack and the hidden costs of cyberattacks

Sony claims the November 2014 hacking of its Sony Pictures Entertainment division has cost it at least $15 million “in investigation and remediation costs.” Officials in the United States have often attributed the cyberattack, which led to the leak of several films, employee medical records, personal emails, and other sensitive information, to the expansive cyber warfare unit [...]

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