Mahindra Denies Would-Be Dealerships’ Fraud Allegations

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Mahindra Denies Would-Be Dealerships’ Fraud Allegations
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Following a lawsuit filed on June 4, Indian automaker Mahindra is refuting the allegations that it $9.5 million cash and an additional $100 million in trade secrets. Continue Reading...

Honda Appeals Civic Hybrid Small Claims Court Ruling

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Honda Appeals Civic Hybrid Small Claims Court Ruling
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As promised back in March after Heather Peters won her settlement concerning the Honda Civic Hybrid’s MPG claims, Honda is heading back to court to appeal the small claims decision. American Honda’s lawyers are hoping to overturn the highly publicized court award to Heather Peters, who netted $9,867 after suing Honda stating that her Civic… Continue Reading...

Chrysler “Imported From Detroit” Trademark Case Heads To Mediation

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Chrysler “Imported From Detroit” Trademark Case Heads To Mediation
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Does Chrysler own the “Imported From Detroit” slogan or can it be used by a Michigan clothing company? The companies are putting the matter into the hands of a mediator to decide. The matter, which will go to mediation on March 27, stems from a dispute between Chrysler and clothing maker Pure Detroit. The two… Continue Reading...

Tesla Roadster Top Gear Lawsuit Thrown Out

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Tesla Roadster Top Gear Lawsuit Thrown Out
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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is paid to piss you off, it’s what he does best. Maybe someone should have forwarded the memo to Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. Musk probably should have taken Top Gear’s pot shots with a laugh and kept doing business, but it’s easy to understand why he might be feeling defensive…. Continue Reading...

Honda Sued In Small Claims Court Over Mileage Claims

Honda Sued In Small Claims Court Over Mileage Claims
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She’s had it with Honda, and Heather Peters, a former lawyer, hopes her unusual legal approach will garner as much as 10 times the cash reward and potentially serious consequences for the company if others follow her lead. Peters, unlike the hundreds of Civic Hybrid owners who joined class action suits, decided to take Honda… Continue Reading...

Porsche Sued by Investors Over Failed 2008 VW Takeover

Porsche Sued by Investors Over Failed 2008 VW Takeover
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Your New Year’s Day hangover is nothing compared to the headache Porsche is currently threatened with. A group of unnamed investors are suing the company for about 2.6 billion dollars over the company’s failed Volkswagen takeover attempt in 2008. Official details are scarce in the case, but according to OTS newswire as of late Friday,… Continue Reading...

Tesla Vs. TopGear In Court, BBC Winning So Far

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Tesla Vs. TopGear In Court, BBC Winning So Far
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It is not common for a car company to take legal action against a publication or TV show based on their opinion of the product, but Tesla did just that after TopGear aired an episode in 2008, featuring the all-electric Tesla Roadster. According to Tesla, TopGear showed their car in a less than perfect light,… Continue Reading...

GM Turning To Bankruptcy As Excuse To Avoid Impala Lawsuit

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Even though GM admits that the 2007-2008 Chevrolet Impalas has a faulty rear suspension, they’re hoping to avoid a class-action lawsuit by turning to their bankruptcy – as in, the “New GM” can’t be responsible for the “Old GM’s” mistakes. Seriously? The defect is in a tie-rod design that causes premature wearing of the vehicle’s… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Begin Sudden Acceleration Trials In February 2013

Toyota To Begin Sudden Acceleration Trials In February 2013
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Toyota will begin its first trial related to its sudden-acceleration issues in February 2013, says a U.S. District judge. The first of the lawsuits will happen in federal court, and will pertain to a 2010 crash that killed two people in a 2008 Camry. The families of the victims are suing Toyota, alleging that a… Continue Reading...

NASA Report Exonerating Toyota Unintended Acceleration Claims Being Challenged

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NASA Report Exonerating Toyota Unintended Acceleration Claims Being Challenged
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Lawyers for a group of plaintiffs in the Toyota unintended acceleration case are challenging a NASA report that found the automaker was not at fault for the alleged issues that led to a massive recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The plaintiffs lawyers filed papers in a California court last week stating they intend to disprove the… Continue Reading...

Closed Chrysler Dealers File Lawsuits Against U.S. Treasury

Closed Chrysler Dealers File Lawsuits Against U.S. Treasury
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When Chrysler went through its unpleasant bout of restructuring in June of 2009, it shut down 789 dealerships in an effort to reduce its dealer network by 25%. Now, 64 of those dealers are filing suit against the United States Treasury Department, claiming that the government terminated those dealerships and violated the U.S. Constitution. More… Continue Reading...

Toyota Requests Dismissal Of Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits

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Toyota Requests Dismissal Of Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits
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Toyota is asking a U.S. federal court judge to dismiss lawsuits related to the company’s unintended acceleration scandals, with the automaker claiming that the anecdotal evidence brought forward can’t accurately identify any specific defects. More than 300 lawsuits have been brought against Toyota, with plantiffs alleging lost income, personal injuries and fatalities. A hearing is… Continue Reading...

Rental Car Companies Still Rent Out Recalled Vehicles [video]

Rental Car Companies Still Rent Out Recalled Vehicles [video]
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In the past, if you haven’t been picky about the rental car you’re driving, perhaps you should be. You may be surprised to learn that your rental has been recalled – so why is it still on the road? This information comes to use via ABC News, which reports these findings after a recent lawsuit… Continue Reading...

Renault Zoe To Be Re-Named Due To Complaint From Someone Named Zoe Renault

Renault Zoe To Be Re-Named Due To Complaint From Someone Named Zoe Renault
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There have been some big blunders in the history of automotive naming. The Chevrolet Nova flopped in Spanish speaking countries because its name literally means “it doesn’t go”. The Ford Pinto’s name in Brazilian Portuguese has similarly negative connotations, literally meaning “a man with small genitals.” The latest casualty in the history of cars being… Continue Reading...

Nick Hogan Crash Saga Continues; Hulk Suing Insurance Company for Inadequate Coverage

Nick Hogan Crash Saga Continues; Hulk Suing Insurance Company for Inadequate Coverage
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In other news that we’re tired of hearing about, but can’t stop being interested in, Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit on his insurance company over his coverage. As the blame game continues, Nick Hogan’s father is now pursuing the family’s insurance company after paying tens of thousands of dollars over the last 10 years… Continue Reading...

Report: Michigan Towing Company Suing Student For Facebook Page

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Report: Michigan Towing Company Suing Student For Facebook Page
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Are you financially liable for statements made on Facebook and Twitter? Kalamazoo, Michigan’s T&J Towing says yes, by filing a $750,000 lawsuit against a college student for libel and defamation of character. Autoblog reports that the student, Justin Kurtz, simply started up the Facebook group, “Kalamazoo Residents Against T&J Towing,” after sharing stories with others… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Orange County District Attorney to Sue Toyota

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Breaking: Orange County District Attorney to Sue Toyota
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The Orange County, California, District Attorney has announced plans to file a civil lawsuit against Toyota. The suit is over safety concerns with Toyota vehicles, and comes as Toyota has recalled over eight million vehicles worldwide due to several different safety issues. The suit aims to stop Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. from “continuing to… Continue Reading...
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