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    Report: Ken Block suing former co-producers of Gymkhana vids
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    When we say "gymkhana," what comes to mind? If it's the drift maestro Ken Block, then you understand the crux of a lawsuit by Block against the former producers of his popular video series. If you go to Gymkhana.com, you'll find all sorts of photos, videos, and links related to the sport. What ...

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    Report: Flagship Mercedes-Benz NY dealership in hot water over racism lawsuit
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    In a lawsuit filed in New York federal court, Mercedes-Benz Manhattan is charged with firing two employees after they complained about racist comments at the dealership. Burnell Guyton and Andre Grammer, both African American, claim they found racist graffiti several times on bathroom stalls ...

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    Breaking: Spyker files $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors over Saab's demise
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    "Smack." That's the sound of Spyker's process server dropping a big ol' pile of legal documents on the doorstep of The Renaissance Center, home of General Motors – or wherever GM's attorneys live during business hours. Contained therein is a Complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for ...

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    Report: Ford drops suit against counterfeiters and trademark infringers
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    Ford has dropped a lawsuit against 13 individuals accused of selling counterfeit products with the automaker's trademarks, according to The Detroit News. The company originally wanted to acquire names, addresses, telephone numbers, bank account numbers and emails from sites like eBay and PayPal ...

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    Report: BMW 'astonished' after losing intellectual property case
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    BMW has been tussling in courtrooms with a South African auto parts supplier called Grandmark for 13 years. The real issue revolves, of course, around money, but the legal issue revolves around intellectual property rights regarding the design of car parts. South Africa allows entities to ...

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    Report: Mini sued over CVT failures. Again.
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    A group of Florida plaintiffs have come together to file a class action lawsuit against Mini. Their issue is with the reliability of the Continuously Variable Transmissions in first-generation Cooper hatchbacks from 2002-2006 and in Cooper Convertible models from 2006-2008. A cursory web search ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra subject of class-action lawsuit for 'misleading 40 MPG' ads
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    'Your mileage may vary.' We're all used to seeing those words at the end of any advertisement that mentions fuel economy, and we all know what it means: Not all drivers will get the same mileage, and oftentimes what you get will be lower than what it says on the car's window sticker. That ...

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    Exclusive: Icon, Mattel speak on FJ40 trademark claims
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    Things are looking up for Icon. The company just moved from its tiny original location to a sprawling new facility, and every machine its craftsmen produce is sold before the final bolts are tightened. There's even talk of finding ways to triple production in order to keep up with demand. In ...

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    Report: Dany Bahar to sue Lotus over dismissal
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    Lotus and parent company DRB-Hicom haven't offered much commentary on the suspension and eventual firing of former CEO Dany Bahar. European newspapers and websites, on the other hand, have been having a field day reporting on various financial missteps rumored to have taken place with Bahar at ...

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    Report: Woman sued for sending text message to driver who crashed
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    Hiring a lawyer is like hiring a hitman. Except it's not against the law. A lawyer's job is to exert your will on your legal opponent – and on the legal system itself. So it should come as no surprise to see this evolution of distracted driving case law: The victims of a traffic accident ...

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    Report: Man being hard on BMW for 20-month erection
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    You can't buy publicity like this. USA Today reports a California man is suing both BMW and motorcycle seat manufacturer Corbin after a four-hour motorcycle ride left him with a severe case of priapism. Henry Wolf claims he's had an erection since stepping off his 1993 BMW after a ride in ...

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    Followup: Chrysler and Pure Detroit agree to "Imported From Detroit" mediation
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    Chrysler has a lot of proof that its Detroit-centric brand ads are a big hit, including the potentially illegal use of the "Imported From Detroit" name. Chrysler and clothing company Pure Detroit have been locked in a legal battle over the use of "Imported From Detroit," but it appears the two ...

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    Report: Judge won't dismiss Chrysler dealer termination suit stemming from '09 bankruptcy
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    A Federal judge will allow some 75 Chrysler dealers to proceed with a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Automotive News. The dealers insist that the government violated the Fifth Amendment in administrating the Chrysler bankruptcy when it terminated their dealership ...

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    Report: Tesla libel suit against Top Gear fails again
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    Tesla and the company's lawyers are nothing if not determined. After a judge smacked down the electric vehicle manufacturer's libel suit against the BBC and Top Gear for comments made about the range of the Tesla Roadster, the automaker rallied with a second, amended lawsuit. It didn't take long ...

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    Report: Analyst predicts Fisker's demise; spokesman says that's premature
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    Hiccup or death knell? That's what watchers of California-based automaker Fisker Automotive are trying to figure out after the maker of the Karma plug-in luxury sedan laid off about 65 workers and contractors in Delaware and California while renegotiating loan details with the U.S. Department of ...

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    Report: Honda wins Acura RL collision warning system class action lawsuit appeal
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    Honda can thank Wal-Mart for the automaker's recent victory in a class-action lawsuit over Acura RL models equipped with the company's Collision Mitigation Braking System. The system was designed to warn drivers of a potential crash, tighten the vehicle's seat belts and automatically apply the ...

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    Report: Investment groups file $2.6B suit against Porsche over VW takeover bid
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    The Volkswagen takeover of Porsche may look like a slam-dunk, but a group of investment funds is hoping to change that. Bloomberg reports that the investment group has filed a lawsuit in Stuttgart, Germany, seeking $2.6 billion in damages. The group's issue traces back several years earlier to ...

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    Report: Technician sues Ferrari shop after being paralyzed in high-speed accident
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    In 2008, a technician at The Ferrari Centre in Kent, England took a customer's Ferrari 348 TS for a test ride. The tech, Shane Harris, said he was told by the shop owner, Roger Collingwood, to "open her up" and do 100 miles per hour. So Harris opened it up on the A274 highway, and while he didn't ...

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    Report: Mahindra still embroiled in legal dispute, U.S. pickup hopes not looking good
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    PickupTrucks.com reports that – surprise, surprise – it may be a very, very long time before we seen the Mahindra T20 and T40 pickup truck on our shores. The Indian automaker has found itself at the center of a legal tempest after its U.S. distributor, Global Vehicles USA, filed suit ...

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    Report: Ford suing former exec over new Toyota-related job
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    Ford is suing former marketing executive Martin Collins as the result of a job he took with a Toyota distributor. The Detroit Free Press reports that Collins took a position as president of Gulf States Toyota; an apparent violation of his employment contract with Ford. Collins had been the general ...

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