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2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Nissan, Electric The class-action lawsuit over battery packs in 2011 and 2012 Nissan Leaf EVs in hot climates has been settled. The gist: new, not replacement, batteries. Continue reading 2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled 2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul [...]

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2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Nissan, Electric The class-action lawsuit over battery packs in 2011 and 2012 Nissan Leaf EVs in hot climates has been settled. The gist: new, not replacement, batteries. Continue reading 2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled 2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul [...]

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NHTSA won’t let former head testify in Toyota case

Filed under: Government/Legal, Toyota, SUV NHTSA is blocking former boss David Strickland from testifying for Toyota in a legal case out of perceived conflict of interest. Continue reading NHTSA won’t let former head testify in Toyota case NHTSA won’t let former head testify in Toyota case originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 [...]

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David Guetta hit with $6 million lawsuit for alleged copyright infringement

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep EDM’s king of pop collaborations, David Guetta, is used to receiving international accolades. This time around he’s facing a $6 million dollar lawsuit. TheJasmineBrand.com reports that the 47-year-old producer is being sued by 80s artist Andre Dudek who claims  that Guetta’s worldwide hit “Dangerous” is identical [...]

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ADP sues Zenefits for defamation… and then launches a new Zenefits-like product?

So, the battle between payroll management software company ADP and all-in-one HR software platform Zenefits took another strange turn late yesterday. It seems that shortly after I wrote about the fight between the two companies, which involved ADP shutting off access to its payroll product to Zenefits customers and some pretty harsh accusations lobbed from one company to the [...]

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Takata airbags linked to seventh death

Filed under: Government/Legal, Honda, Safety The crash of a 2005 Honda Civic in Louisiana in April might be the seventh fatality linked to Takata’s faulty airbag inflators. Continue reading Takata airbags linked to seventh death Takata airbags linked to seventh death originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:45:00 EST. Please see our [...]

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Takata airbags linked to seventh death

Filed under: Government/Legal, Honda, Safety The crash of a 2005 Honda Civic in Louisiana in April might be the seventh fatality linked to Takata’s faulty airbag inflators. Continue reading Takata airbags linked to seventh death Takata airbags linked to seventh death originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:45:00 EST. Please see our [...]

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Fiat Chrysler Australia executive in trouble over misuse of company funds

Filed under: Government/Legal, Chrysler, Fiat, Australia A former managing director of Fiat Chrysler Australia is accused of misappropriating the equivalent of $23.1 million. He bought yachts, held lavish Christmas parties, and supported friends’ businesses. Continue reading Fiat Chrysler Australia executive in trouble over misuse of company funds Fiat Chrysler Australia executive in trouble over misuse [...]

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Hack-Fraud Chuck C. Johnson Vows Justice Against Journalists Who Wronged Him

Even though Chuck C. Johnson was exiled from Twitter for threatening a civil rights activists and for generally being an insufferable, tone-deaf, hack-fraud neo-journalist who’s not really a journalist, he’s still going around making threats against anyone who was mean to him. In an interview with Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller, Johnson not only lamented [...]

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Judge puts GM ignition lawsuits on hold

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety The bankruptcy judge deciding whether New GM is responsible for ignition switch cases from before 2009 is putting all of the suits on hold until the US Court of Appeals decides whether to uphold his ruling. Continue reading Judge puts GM ignition lawsuits on hold Judge puts GM ignition lawsuits [...]

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Jawbone files a desperate lawsuit claiming FitBit stole sensitive information

Jawbone is getting desperate. The maker of UP fitness trackers has filed a lawsuit alleging that several of its employees took sensitive information about the company’s “supply chain, gross margins, product lineup and market predictions” with them after they were recruited by rival FitBit. Jawbone names FitBit and five of its former employees in the lawsuit. It’s [...]

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Florida man undermines Uber’s claim that drivers aren’t employees

Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity has decided that an Uber driver is eligible for unemployment because he was, despite Uber’s claim that drivers are independent contractors, previously employed by the ride-hailing startup. Much of the so-called sharing economy (which doesn’t really exist) is based on the idea that people who find work through a platform [...]

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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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