Tag Archives: Lawsuits

How a Deal to Bring Autonomous Vehicles to Walt Disney World Blew Up

Walt Disney once mused that it’s “kind of fun to do the impossible,” so it’s likely the animation mogul would’ve been impressed by last year’s reports that fully-autonomous vehicles could soon be shuttling passengers around the amusement park in Florida that bears his name. Driverless cars are, after all, one of the…

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A Southwest Flight Made an Emergency Landing After an In-Flight Case of Non-Consensual Footsie Got Out of Hand

If you’ve ever flown before, you know the feeling: as you hunt down your seat, you’re hoping and praying that the person next to you won’t be some weirdo who doesn’t understand the concept of personal space. Normally, we’re pretty lucky. But on Tuesday, a Southwest flight had to make an emergency landing because of…

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Tesla Had Employees ‘Renew Their Vows’ In Response To Media Leaks: Report

Tesla may be the leader in electric vehicles at the moment, but its model of disruption has run afoul of union advocates and, potentially, labor laws. The latest: a document facing a challenge from the National Labor Relations Board in response to alleged leaks, that led one Tesla official to have employees—in his…

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A Man is Suing The Royal Bank of Canada for Seizing His Subaru Impreza Even Though He Never Did Business With Them

Imagine. You’re enjoying your day, minding your own business, and then someone from the bank pops over and tells you that they’re seizing your car because you defaulted on a loan that you never actually took out. Welcome to Tage Kendall’s life.

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Aftermarket Software Tuners SCT and Bully Dog Forced to Pay Significant EPA Penalty for Dirty Tunes

Derive Systems, parent company to popular aftermarket tuners Bully Dog and SCT, has been awarded a civil penalty of $300,000 for manufacturing and distributing over 363,000 products that violate the Clean Air Act. In addition to the penalty, Derive Systems will be forced to spend as much as $6.25 million in order to…

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An Alleged $364 Million Ponzi Scheme Paid for This Massive Supercar Collection

A supercar is a go-to purchase when you run into some extra, possibly illegal cash, which is what federal prosecutors say a now-indicted Maryland man did with the millions he earned from an alleged Ponzi scheme. But he didn’t stop at just one, prosecutors say, collecting around two dozen luxury cars, including four…

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A Rep from the Largest U.S. Porsche Dealer May Have Skipped Town With $2.5 Million in Customer Deposits

Champion Porsche in Florida has made a name for itself as the largest Porsche dealer in the U.S., a reputation secured in part by the sales prowess of its ex-vice president of marketing, Shiraaz Sookralli. But Champion now finds itself at the center of a burgeoning scandal set off by Sookralli, who’s accused by his…

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Goodyear CEO Learned About Deadly RV Tire Failures As Early As 2008, Court Docs Suggest 

U.S. regulators want to find out which Goodyear officials were involved in assessing a possible defect in an RV tire that’s linked to at least 10 deaths and dozens of injuries. Newly-released documents obtained by Jalopnik provide an answer for Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer: he personally approved settlements of cases…

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When Tesla’s Plant Lost Power for Two Days Because of Alleged Crane Operator ‘Negligence’

Tesla has been feverishly trying to ramp up production in recent months of the Model 3 sedan at what’s, for now, its only assembly plant. CEO Elon Musk says plans for additional manufacturing facilities are forthcoming, and a lawsuit filed last week by the automaker underscores how crucial that is for Tesla’s…

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Tesla Gigafactory Worker Allegedly Trafficking ‘Significant Quantities’ of Cartel Drugs, says Ex-Employee [Updated]

A former Tesla employee has filed a formal whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging the automaker failed to disclose to shareholders that authorities had uncovered an alleged drug trafficking effort involving an employee at its Gigafactory plant in Nevada dealing “substantial”…

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