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Stars Gather to Celebrate Life of Anton Yelchin

Several celebrities gathered in a Hollywood Cemetery Sunday to celebrate the life of Anton Yelchin, the 27-year-old actor of Star Trek fame whose life was cut short in a rollaway accident involving his Jeep Grand Cherokee. The “Life Celebration” service brought together a spectrum of Hollywood stars who knew the actor professionally and personally, including Jennifer Lawrence, J.J. Abrams, Emile Hirsch, Jon Voight, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and many others who worked with Mr. Yelchin during his 15-year film and television career. Mr. Yelchin’s parents, who immigrated to California from Russia when Anton was a child, were also in attendance ... Read More

Texas Woman Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Jeep Rollaway Injuries

A San Antonio, Texas, woman has filed a personal injury complaint against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over injuries she allegedly sustained when her 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled over her foot. Sonya Dawson, 49, filed her lawsuit in federal court in San Antonio. Like many similar suits filed against Fiat Chrysler, Ms. Dawson alleges the gear shifter the automaker installed in some of its vehicles is defectively designed and prone to cause rollaway accidents. According to the lawsuit, Ms. Dawson pulled into her driveway and put her Grand Cherokee diesel in park. She then got out of the vehicle with the ... Read More

State Trooper Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Jeep Rollaway Injuries

A retired Massachusetts State Trooper who was injured in a Jeep Grand Cherokee rollaway accident is suing Fiat Chrysler in federal court, alleging the ZF shifter in his vehicle and certain other models is defective and dangerous. With his complaint, plaintiff John Malone, 69, becomes the latest driver suing Fiat Chrysler over the unusual shifters, which have been attributed to some 700 incident reports, including 308 property damage claims, 212 crashes, and 41 injuries. On Aug. 2, the parents of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed the sole wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the automaker of poorly designing and ... Read More