Property Owners Take Legal Action Against Athens-Clarke Commissioners’ Regulations on Short-term Rentals

Athens, Georgia – A group of short-term rental property owners in Athens-Clarke County have taken legal action against the county commissioners. The property owners filed a lawsuit on Monday, alleging that the new regulations imposed by the commissioners are unconstitutional and violate their property rights. The controversy stems from new rules that were implemented to address concerns about the impact of short-term rentals on residential neighborhoods. The regulations include restrictions on the number of guests allowed, parking requirements, and licensing fees. According to the lawsuit, the property owners argue that the regulations are overly burdensome … Read more

Owners of Johnson’s Pond Lawsuit Dismissed Over Rhode Island Dam Law

COVENTRY, R.I. — The lawsuit filed by Soscia Holdings, the owners of Johnson’s Pond, against the state has been dismissed, according to recent reports. The lawsuit was initiated two years ago after the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) began enforcing a law that required dam owners to obtain a permit before adjusting a pond’s water levels. Johnson’s Pond was among the six bodies of water affected by this law. The law, which was signed by Governor Dan McKee last summer, was introduced in response to concerns raised by residents about the pond’s low … Read more

Owners Seek Compensation as Lawsuit Claims Jeep Hybrid Batteries Pose Fire Hazard and Render Vehicles Useless

NEW YORK – Jeep Wrangler owners in the United States are filing a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) over battery issues, claiming that the vehicles are prone to catching fire. The complaint alleges that the fires are caused by a defect in the high-voltage lithium-ion battery of the Jeep Wrangler’s electric mode. According to the plaintiffs, some instances of vehicle fires occurred while the batteries were charging. While FCA has stated that the cause of the fires is unknown, the lawsuit argues that the root cause lies in the faulty battery and related components … Read more

Minneapolis Start-up’s Car Tracking Tags Provide Solution for Stolen Vehicles as Owners of Certain KIA and Hyundai Models Can Reap Benefits

Minneapolis, MN – TC Nighthawks, a startup in Minneapolis, has seen a surge in inquiries following a $200 million settlement against KIA and Hyundai. The settlement allows owners of certain models of these vehicles to purchase GPS-equipped car-tracking tags and be reimbursed for the expense. TC Nighthawks, which debuted the tags last year to assist in the recovery of stolen vehicles, is anticipating increased sales as a result. Notices regarding the settlement and the process for reclaiming out-of-pocket expenses related to thefts and attempted thefts will be sent out this week via mail and email. … Read more