Lawsuits/legal

Posted December 21, 2020
Lyft and Shimano are being sued over allegedly faulty front brakes.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Six people filed individual lawsuits last week against the bike-share company Motivate/Lyft and component manufacturer Shimano North America after being injured during falls nearly two years ago. The suits blame excessive front brake force for the crashes.

Posted December 15, 2020
A 1993 Spinner bike from Mad Dogg.

MARSHALL, Texas (BRAIN) — Mad Dogg Athletics Inc., one of the pioneers in studio cycling, is suing Peloton for patent infringement. Mad Dogg says Peloton infringes on two of its patents on electronic stationary bikes.

Posted December 14, 2020
A screenshot from Knolly's patent.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Knolly Bikes Inc., a bike manufacturer based in Burnaby, British Columbia, is suing Intense Cycles, Inc. for alleged patent infringement involving a rear suspension design.

Posted August 26, 2020
Chad Burnett died in police custody May 24.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The El Paso County District Attorney's Office will not charge Colorado Springs police involved in the death of a professional bike fitter and former Colorado Cyclist product line manager who died in custody.

Posted April 2, 2020

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Sears Holdings Corporation, which filed for bankruptcy in late 2018, is trying to recover millions of dollars in payments it made to vendors in the days prior to the filing. Those vendors include Bell Sports, Kent International, Cycle Force Group, and Bicycle Doctor of Broward.

Posted March 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Uber Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Department of Transportation over the sharing of real-time location data of its JUMP e-bike and scooter riders.

Posted March 10, 2020

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — An Astoria, N.Y. man who is legally blind is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit filed against Louis Garneau USA. The suit alleges the Vermont-based company's website is not compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Posted January 28, 2020
The Ridedelsol.com homepage.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycle Corp. and a New York man have agreed to settle the man's lawsuit over the bike company's website.

Posted January 24, 2020

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Social Bicycles' lawsuit against the city's transportation department for renegotiating a share-bike contract with its rival and giving it exclusive rights to operate was dismissed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Posted December 9, 2019
This is the second suit filed since October to limit e-bike use on trails.
PEER filed a lawsuit against the NPS.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a coalition of conservation groups are the primary plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the National Park Service for allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails.

Posted November 19, 2019
U.S. Forest Service is the subject of a lawsuit.

SACRAMENTO (BRAIN) — A group of trail and forest advocates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing Class 1 e-bikes on non-motorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest without first conducting a public study.

Posted October 31, 2019
Screenshot of Haro's RideDelSol.com site.

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycle Corp. is one of thousands of companies dealing with lawsuits over their websites' compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Posted September 11, 2019
A photo from Guettler's complaint in court records.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — X Games medalist Ryan Guettler is suing Hyper Bicycles and Walmart over use of his image in a photograph on the packaging of some Hyper accessories sold at Walmart stores.

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