Lawsuits/legal

Posted May 2, 2016

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Poison Spider Bicycles, a longtime Moab retailer with a national following, is suing Tap Manufacturing, which markets various clothes and collectibles under the Poison Spyder Customs brand.

Posted March 23, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association says the lawsuit between a Florida retailer and Giant Bicycle shows that many dealer agreements are one-sided or poorly understood. 

Posted February 1, 2016

ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.

Posted November 16, 2015
The first page of Wellgo's patent.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based Wellgo Pedal Corp. is suing Tern Bicycles, Mikashima Industrial, and a New York City retailer over alleged patent infringment involving a quick release pedal.

Posted October 14, 2014
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.”

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.

Posted September 25, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Paul Deem is suing the state of California and the city of Newport Beach over an accident that killed his wife in 2013.

Posted August 21, 2013
Helmet fit and positioning critical to verdict, attorney says

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has won a civil case filed by a 60-year-old cyclist who claimed that his Giro Pneumo helmet contributed to head injuries he suffered from a crash three years ago.

Posted March 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — A San Francisco man is set to become one of the few bicyclists in the country to face felony manslaughter charges, for running into an elderly pedestrian in a busy intersection last March.

Posted November 5, 2012
Skins chairman Jamie Fuller

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Australia-based clothing maker Skins announced Monday that it was suing the world cycling body UCI. The press release did not say where the suit would be filed. Skins did not sponsor Lance Armstrong.

Posted October 18, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Sinclair Imports president Lance Donnell defended his right to maintain a discount website this week in response to QBP's lawsuit alleging unfair competition.

Posted September 18, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Distribution giant Quality Bicycle Products filed a lawsuit late last week against competitor Sinclair Imports, online retailer Bike Baron and Lance Donnell, principal of both companies, alleging unfair competition, patent and copyright infringement and civil conspiracy.

Posted September 7, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Split Pivot, Inc., the suspension company founded by Dave Weagle, is suing Trek Bicycle for patent infringement involving a rear suspension design.

Posted April 12, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) Utah-based Icon Health & Fitness is suing five top developers of mobile and online fitness-related applications for allegedly infringing two of its patents through various devices, websites and systems that allow users to upload and store exercise d

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