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GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

Feds Sue Volkswagen Over Diesel Fix

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Volkswagen on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over 600,000 vehicles that included software designed to cheat emissions testing for engines that couldn't meet federal Clean Air Act standards.

Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

PurCo Win: What Now?

The Colorado State Supreme Court ruling in PurCo v. Koenig was a major victory for the car rental industry regarding the ability to collect loss-of-use damages. But the fight is far from over.

Coca Cola Clarifies Details Regarding Lawsuit In Distracted Driving Case

The company said the Coca Cola driver, Araceli Venessa Cabral, was driving a car, not a truck, and worked in a sales role, rather than as a delivery driver, as originally reported by law firm Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. The driver was also using a hands-free device, Coca Cola said, which is consistent with, and exceeds, Texas state law requirements.

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Trucker, Firm

A wrongful death suit was filed last week alleging negligence, vicarious liability, negligent entrustment and breach of safety regulations against a Wisconsin trucking company and semi tractor driver.