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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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    Report: Alabama car dealer dubbed "Taliban Toyota" wins $7.5M verdict
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    Shady car salesmen are known to make all sorts of claims in order to move the metal. But a recently concluded lawsuit in Alabama has ruled that there is a limit to what claims an auto sales rep can make. The lawsuit revolves around two Toyota dealerships in the South East. According to ...

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    Report: Waltrip, Williams racing teams settle lawsuit out of court
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    Racing fans on either side of the Atlantic may be familiar with the name Mike Coughlan. The controversial engineer was at the heart of the Spygate scandal between the McLaren and Ferrari teams a few years back and was subsequently ejected from Formula One. While he was waiting for his banishment ...

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    Report: MI woman sues over 'misleading' Drive movie trailer [w/video]
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    With the unemployment rate in Michigan still topping 11% and a new law cutting benefits from 26 weeks to just 20, there is a growing fear among social services workers that people will start taking drastic measures to survive. While we're not sure if financial necessity and/or having lots of ...

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    Report: LG attempting to ban BMW and Audi sales in South Korea over patent dispute
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    LG Group has taken up legal arms against both BMW and Audi over a patent dispute. The technology company is reportedly aiming to have the sale of vehicles from both German automakers banned in South Korea over an LED patent dispute. According to Korea Times, LG Group is claiming that Osram, the ...

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    Report: 2007-2008 Chevrolet Impala owners suing Old GM over suspension woes
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    Owners of 2007-2008 Chevrolet Impala models are once again suing Old General Motors for defects in their vehicles' suspensions. The Detroit News reports that three Impala owners have filed suit in U.S. bankruptcy court claiming that the sale of the company's assets was in bad faith and fraudulent ...

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    Report: Class action lawsuit to be filed against Mercedes alleges AMG V8 defects
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    Mercedes-Benz is reportedly facing a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey for alleged defects in the company's M156 V8. According to the plaintiffs, premature internal wear occurs because the engine uses cast nodular iron camshafts and 9310-grade steel valves. Something ...

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    Report: Court rules woman can sue Toyota for pranking her
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    Anyone out there interested in having a crazy stalker? How about if that stalker had personal information such as your home address, email and phone number? Nope, doesn't sound like much fun to us, either. That's exactly what happened to Amber Duick, a woman from California who claims she was ...

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    Report: Man suing Chicago car dealer over harassment, threats and "hanging wedgie"
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    We've all heard auto dealership horror stories that end with a bad deal on a used car or an elderly relative that got talked into some ridiculous extended warranty. It's sad that bad things can sometimes happen to good people, but those examples likely pale in comparison to what one Chicago-area ...

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    Video: Florida sued for ticketing motorists who warn others of speed traps
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    Florida is facing a class-action lawsuit from drivers who have been ticketed for attempting to warn other motorists of hidden speed traps. According to WTSP 10 News, Eric Campbell was recently cited for just that, despite the fact that there is no law against using one's headlights to communicate ...

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    Breaking: Carroll Shelby accused of sexual assault by former receptionist
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    TMZ is reporting tonight that automotive legend Carroll Shelby has been accused of sexual assault by a former receptionist. Angelica Smith, who reportedly began working for Shelby back in 2005, filed her lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court earlier today. In it she claims that Shelby ran a ...

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    Report: Husband of wrong-way motorist who killed seven sues state, others
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    Here's your warning: this appears to be a case that will have people again howling for legal reform. According to USA Today, on July 26, 2009 Diane Schuler drove her minivan the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in New York, eventually colliding head-on with an SUV. Schuler was killed, along ...

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    Report: Chevy Impala owners file class-action suit against GM
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    The Detroit News is reporting that a group of Chevrolet Impala owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against General Motors over claims that the automaker addressed rear-end alignment issues on law enforcement 2007-2008 Impala models, but not vehicles owned by the public at large. The suit ...

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    Report: Chrysler legal bid to halt 'Imported From Detroit' merchandise sales falls short
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    Automotive News is reporting that Chrysler has failed to stop a clothing manufacturer from selling "Imported from Detroit" apparel on the grounds of trademark infringement. U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow ruled in favor of Pure Detroit, saying that the automaker's request failed to show that the ...

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    Report: Demoted exec files age-descrimination suit against GM
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    The Detroit Free Press is reporting that General Motors employee Daniel Plouffe has brought an age discrimination lawsuit against the automaker. Plouffe has worked with GM for 40 years, but claims that older executives were urged to retire after the company's 2009 reorganization. Those that ...

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    Report: Kia hit with $40M judgment in faulty seatbelt death case
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    Alabama teen Tiffany Stabler got a 1999 Kia Sephia for her sixteenth birthday in 2004. After her father purchased the car, he took it to a Kia dealership to have all of the maintenance and recall work completed. In 2002, Kia had recalled seatbelt buckles on 1995-1998 Sephias and Sportages for a ...

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    Report: Ford near terms on seven-year-old Rouge plant cleanup lawsuit
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    The Detroit News reports that Ford is close to wrapping up a lawsuit that's been in the works for the past seven years. Ford originally sued the federal government by claiming that the feds should share a portion of the costs tied to cleaning up the company's Rouge manufacturing complex. The site ...

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    Report: Ohio judge orders Ford to pay $2B to dealers over class-action suit
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    An Ohio judge ordered Ford to pay $2 billion to thousands of its dealerships to settle a 2002 lawsuit. Dealers brought the class-action lawsuit after Ford overcharged them for commercial trucks over an 11-year period. The cash reward breaks down like this: $781 million in damages and $1.2 ...

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    Official: Lotus vs Lotus legal battle ends in a draw
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    Say what you will about the state of Formula 1 racing today, but at least when the day is done, there's a winner and there are losers. The drawn-out legal battle between Group Lotus and Team Lotus, however, has come to a rather anticlimactic resolution. As you may recall, Group Lotus (that is, ...

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    Report: Angry dealers sue Mahindra
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    The dust-up between Indian automaker Mahindra and its jilted would-be American dealers is set to get a little nastier. According to Automotive News, several dealers have joined a lawsuit against their former partner that seeks both a refund for any fees paid to the truckmaker as well as punitive ...

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