Lawsuits/legal

Posted December 29, 2022

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A Los Angeles judge has approved a $1.5 million settlement between the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died following an e-bike crash and the parents of the 11-year-old girl who was piloting the bike.

Posted December 2, 2022
JetBlack agreed to stop selling its Volt trainer in the U.S.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has dropped a patent infringement lawsuit it had filed in October against Australian trainer brand JetBlack, but Wahoo continues to sue Zwift over the same issue.

Posted November 7, 2022
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NEW YORK (BRAIN) — COVID-19, massive consumer demand, and the war in Ukraine have upset the industry's supply chain in recent years. Rough seas also played a part.

Posted November 4, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bell Sports has settled a product liability suit filed by an Indiana woman who said her Bell Universal pedal broke off while she was riding, causing a crash and injuries. The suit said the woman suffered damages totaling nearly $5 million.

Posted October 25, 2022
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Attorney Jim Moss explains an aspect of the recent State Farm vs. Rad Power Bikes lawsuit.

Posted October 10, 2022
UPDATED with Wahoo statement.
An image from the exhibit included with Wahoo's complaint.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is suing Zwift and JetBlack for allegedly infringing on three Wahoo patents related to its stationary trainers.

Posted October 7, 2022

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes denied that one of its e-bikes started a residential fire that caused property damage and led to a lawsuit being filed against the brand on Tuesday.

Posted October 5, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — State Farm Fire & Casualty and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is jointly suing Rad Power Bikes on behalf of an insured client for property damage after his Rad Power e-bike caught fire.

Posted August 2, 2022
Giro Sport Design also included as the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died from injuries in an e-bike crash say the e-bike brand markets to children without adequate warnings.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The parents of a 12-year-old girl who later died from injuries suffered while riding as a passenger on a Rad Power Bike in 2021 filed a wrongful death suit Monday against the Seattle brand and helmet-maker Giro Sport Design.

Posted July 20, 2022

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's only been a matter of months since SRAM and Fox ended their six-year legal battle over chainring and axle patents, but the two industry giants are at it again.

Posted June 3, 2022
Judge rules on 2019 lawsuit brought by conservation groups.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A District of Columbia federal judge ruled that the National Park Service can continue to allow e-bike access on non-motorized trails but needs to conduct its own environmental review followed by a public comment period to gauge the impact they have on park resources and other users.

Posted April 19, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — A Utah woman is suing Rad Power Bikes because she said her bike arrived with a loose stem that caused a crash that injured her hands and wrist.

Posted April 7, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Police have recovered stolen prototype bikes valued at $80,000, thanks in part to help from local retailer Full Cycle. The store's owner became suspicious when a man walked in with a $12,000 e-bike and a pair of bolt cutters.

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