Lawsuits/legal

Posted November 22, 2011

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Giro has dropped the lawsuit it filed against Specialized in September in which it claimed that the Morgan Hill, California, company engaged in unfair business practices.

The case was dismissed Monday in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.

Posted August 18, 2010

TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Todson and Zefal have settled with Genuine Innovations for an undisclosed amount. Genuine Innovations had sued Todson last October, claiming that a Zefal CO2 inflator infringes on the one of Genuine Innovations' patents.

Posted April 29, 2010

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule filed a lawsuit in Canadian court this week against Swiss Cargo and its parent company, GSC Technologies of Champlain, New York. The suit follows an initial complaint Thule filed in Utah district court last September.

Posted March 30, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Three former sales reps are suing Veltec Sports for $60,000 worth of unpaid commissions on sales booked last summer before they left the company.

Posted March 3, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation is suing the former owner of an Illinois concept store alleging he failed to pay $380,000 in bills and inappropriately siphoned money from the business to pay personal expenses.

Posted October 6, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Northern California winery claiming it wrongly uses the Trek name to market its brand of wine.

Posted August 6, 2009

NORFOLK, VA (BRAIN)—A trademark infringement lawsuit between Conte’s Bike Shop and P&K Ventures, Inc., the operator of eight Conte’s franchises, has settled out of court.

Posted June 18, 2009

ALBANY, NY (BRAIN)—Missy Giove, former mountain biking world champion, was being held on $250,000 bail on Thursday after federal authorities siezed more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a truck she was driving in upstate New York.

Posted March 31, 2009

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Several sports manufacturers, including brands that produce bike specific clothing like Helly Hansen and Spyder Active Sports, are among the dozens being charged by Tec-Technology Enabled Clothing, Inc. with patent infringement.

Posted November 20, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima filed lawsuits against four of its competitors last week, alleging infringement of six of Yakima’s rear hitch, trunk and roof rack patents.

Posted November 12, 2008

BIG FLATS, NY (BRAIN)—NoTubes.com recently filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components alleging that certain rims and wheels of Specialized infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,334,846 (the “‘846 patent”).

Posted October 16, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has sued a former employee and consultant alleging that he defrauded the company over a five-year period of $3.6 million through phony invoices made out to a fictitious freight company.

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