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Ultra Music Festival faces $10 million lawsuit from trampled security guard

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Seven months ago, security officer Erica Mack was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a group of unruly partygoers trampled her while attempting to force a fence down in effort to sneak into the opening day of Ultra Music Festival. Though thankfully, the 29-year old guard survived, [...]

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TX guardrail manufacturer found guilty of defrauding federal government

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety The ongoing safety fight over a specific type of guardrail end terminals (not necessarily pictured above) has reached its first of perhaps many verdicts. Trinity Industries, makers of the ET-Plus, has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government under the False Claims Act. Specifically, the company was accused of making [...]

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Bose drops lawsuit against Beats

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Back in July, Bose filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Beats, arguing that its competitor had unlawfully stolen ideas pertaining to noise cancellation technology – best found in Bose’s QuietComfort headphones. At the time, Bose attempted to block imports of Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones [...]

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Twitter sues the Justice Department for the right to be honest with consumers

Twitter has sued the Justice Department in the latest and most drastic of the technology industry’s attempts to gain the right to refute allegations made against companies like Google, Apple, and others as part of the revelation of National Security Agency surveillance programs. The suit is seeking an increase to the amount of information companies [...]

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Willing Snapchat models now suing the company for making them “Snapchat sluts”

Nearly everyone makes bad decisions in college. But not everyone has those decisions broadcast to hundreds of millions of users around the world. That seems to be the basis of a new lawsuit aimed at Snapchat. Oh, and money. These things are always about money. As first reported by TMZ, Snapchat is being sued by [...]

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Lawsuit claims Uber denied service to the blind, put a dog in the trunk

Assault. Kidnapping. Vehicular manslaughter. These are only a few of the allegations brought against Uber drivers in recent months, and today the company adds another black eye to its record: allegedly denying service to the blind. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the National Federation of the Blind filed a lawsuit in a federal court against Uber yesterday, claiming that Uber [...]

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Bose files lawsuit against Beats Electronics due to infringement of noise cancellation technology

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep For years, the burning rivalry between Bose and Beats Electronics has persisted as consumers continue to argue amongst themselves regarding one brand’s superiority over the other. Bass, treble, mid range and clarity are just a few of the elements that factor into one’s purchase and over the years, it has become increasingly [...]

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Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Government/Legal, Crossover, Hatchback, Subaru A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil. The case, which is seeking class-action status, covers examples of the 2011-2014 Forester, 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback with [...]

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Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Government/Legal, Crossover, Hatchback, Subaru A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil. The case, which is seeking class-action status, covers examples of the 2011-2014 Forester, 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback with [...]

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CHP seizes medical records of woman seen repeatedly struck by officer [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos In early July, a video of Marlene Pinnock being struck repeatedly by a patrolman on the side of a Los Angeles Interstate stirred allegations of police brutally against the California Highway Patrol. Pinnock was reportedly walking in traffic on the freeway when a CHP officer responded to the scene. According to [...]

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Hyundai sued in Korea over inflated fuel economy claims

Filed under: Government/Legal, Crossover, Hyundai Hyundai remains in hot water in its home market after the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport alleged that the country’s largest automaker, along with Ssangyong, misstated fuel economy numbers on some of its crossovers. Now, though, the country’s consumers are going after Hyundai, with a lawsuit from [...]

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Why the $10B class-action lawsuit against GM is bunk

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM, Read This Oh, lawyers. Don’t ever change. That Washington State firm that filed a “potentially precedent-setting” lawsuit against General Motors has just had a few of its primary arguments shot full of holes in a new story from TheDetroitBureau.com. As you’ll recall, the $10-billion suit was filed by Hagens Berman [...]

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