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Tesla gets a court win in direct-sales battle

Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group

Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group

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VW's $10-billion settlement could eliminate any need for a TDI fix

VW's settlement with dealers could add more than $1 billion to the tab.

VW hasn't come up with a repair plan that satisfies either US or California regulators.

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Four sentenced to jail in Red Bull trophy heist case

Four perpetrators in last year's trophy heist at the Red Bull Racing headquarters have been sentenced to hard time in jail, with sentences ranging from two to seven years.

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Chewbacca arrested for driving Darth Vadar to polls in Ukraine

A man wearing a Chewbacca costume was arrested at a polling place in Odessa, Ukraine yesterday for failing to provide the proper identification to vote.

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VW does not want to fight diesel class action suit in California

Volkswagen is trying to keep the lawsuits over its diesel emissions software out of California, suggesting Alexandria, VA or Detroit, MI as alternatives.

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Kevin Ward Jr's family sues Tony Stewart for wrongful death

Tony Stewart may finally be compelled to appear in court over the death of Kevin Ward Jr. last year as the bereaved family has filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the culprit.

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Georgia judge slashes verdict to $40M in Jeep fire case

A Superior Court judge in Georgia has reduced the damages Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be ordered to pay to the family of Remington Walden, who died three years ago in a Jeep Grand Cherokee fire.

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Judge orders Juan Manuel Fangio's body exhumed

A judge in Argentina has ordered the body of the late, great Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio be exhumed for a DNA test to determine if his girlfriend's son was actually his.

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Takata, Honda sued in Florida over death of pregnant Malaysian women

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.

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Argentine judge deems Clarkson's Falkland plates 'arrogant and disrespectful'

A Judge in Argentina has ruled on the license plate controversy from Top Gear's Patagonia special, calling the stunt "arrogant and disrespectful" but dismissing the charges.

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Sauber sued by former test driver

Former F1 test driver Giedo van der Garde says he has a contract for a race seat with Sauber this season, and has taken the team to courts from Switzerland to Australia to enforce the terms.

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Aston Martin sues supplier Envisage over copyright infringement

Aston Martin claims that its designs have been stolen by the Envisage Group, which provides services to Aston but also manufactures the Speedback GT for David Brown Automotive.

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Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Dutch courts have granted Spyker's petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business - with plans to produce the B6 Venator, merge with an electric aircraft manufacturer and produce its first electric vehicle.

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Former Chrysler dealers could reopen under appeals court ruling

Four Chrysler dealers shuttered during the automaker's bankruptcy have one less obstacle in their way to reopening following a US appeals court ruling. However, they still have to work things out with FCA.

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Uber puts the brakes on in Spain

Sweeping court order issued by Spanish judge forces Uber to stop operating its ride-booking service in Spain, and banks and telecom companies to stop supporting it.

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Paul Walker's dad suing Roger Rodas' estate over $1.8M in cars

When Paul Walker and Roger Rodas died over a year ago in a Porsche crash, they left behind the issue of ownership over a collection of 30 cars. Now the former's family is reportedly demanding that the latter's pony up or go to court.

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NASCAR driver Tyler Walker pleads guilty following three-state police chase

Tyler Walker has a bit of a drug problem. It's what got him kicked out of NASCAR, what possessed him to lead police on a high-speed chase across Nevada, Utah and into Arizona, and what finally got him arrested. Now two years later, he's plead guilty to a litany of charges, and will be sentenced in February.

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Saab owners NEVS denied creditor protection by Swedish court

The story of Saab is practically a Greek tragedy at this point. The quirky Swedish automaker that was once known as a pioneer of affordable turbocharging has been followed by years of news that just seemed to keep getting worse. At this point, maybe the brand name should be allowed to fade away into the ether and be remembered for the good times that it gave us.

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Driving while using medical marijuana not necessarily illegal in Michigan

It's going to be a while before we've figured out our brave new marijuana-approved world. The next lesson comes courtesy of the Michigan Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled that it isn't necessarily against the law for a medical marijuana user to drive with the drug in their system. The ruling comes after motorist Rodney Koon was busted for doing 83 miles per hour in a 5

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Toyota unintended acceleration lawsuit settled for $16M

Slowly, the many loose threads still dangling after the unintended acceleration issue Toyota faced a few years ago are being resolved. The Orange County District Attorney's office was believed to be the first DA's office to take Toyota to court, its Jonathon Ramsey

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