Jaguar Unit, Parent Co. Dismissed From Thumb Injury Suit

By Sarah Jarvis (February 5, 2020, 4:51 PM EST) -- A Jaguar unit and its parent company have been dismissed from a lawsuit that claims the automatic door of a vehicle partially severed a man's thumb, according to an opinion that also admonished the man for filing an unwarranted bid for sanctions against the parent company.

U.S. District Judge John Michael Vasquez said in Tuesday's opinion that Theodore J. Levy and Helaine A. Levy's opposition papers and cross-motion for sanctions against parent company Tata Motors Ltd. "cast unwarranted dispersions on counsel for defendants, accusing counsel of bad faith, harassment, and frivolous filings."

"In filing the cross-motion, it is plaintiffs, not defendants,...

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