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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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Warner Music Group settles interns lawsuit

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Much like counterparts NBC Universal, Viacom, and ICM, Warner Music Group is the latest entertainment powerhouse to settle an ugly lawsuit. An undisclosed amount will be rewarded to over 3,000 interns, who through two lead plaintiffs, will be covered by the claims of labor violations. The full [...]

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Uber sued in California by Delhi rape victim, compared to “electronic hitchhiking”

A 26-year-old New Delhi woman has sued Uber in California in response to her alleged December 6 rape by one of the company’s transportation network drivers (full complaint below). Identified only as Jane Doe in the complaint, the alleged victim accuses the company of negligence, fraud, and battery, among other claims. The complaint reads, in part: [...]

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Big companies like Target aren’t the only ones leaving customer information vulnerable to thieves

A week can’t pass without a company revealing that information about millions of consumers’ credit cards, email addresses, and other personal data has been stolen. Some data breaches are more high-profile than others — Target’s and Home Depot’s hackings come to mind — but new thefts are being disclosed on a near-constant basis. Large companies aren’t the only [...]

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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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