Paul Walker’s Father Sues Porsche For ‘Fast And Furious’ Actor’s Death

By Ross A. Lincoln, Dominic Patten

Almost two years after his son’s death in a fiery car crash, the father of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker has followed his granddaughter’s lead and today filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche.

Seeking unspecific damages, Paul William Walker III’s lawsuit filed in L.A Superior Court (read it here) claims that the Porsche Carrera GT in which his son was riding when he died in November, 2013 was lacking in essential safety features. Like the similar lawsuit filed byMeadow Rain Walker in late September, this one cites issues of a stability control system, breakaway fuel line, and side-door reinforcements. A similar lawsuit (read it here) was also filed today by Kristine Rodas, the widow of Roger Rodas, who was actually driving the Porsche in which Walker was a passenger. The surviving Rodas has pulled the car company into court before over the crash, without much success.

The actor and Rodas died over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2013 while the production of Fast & Furious 7 (AKA Furious 7) was on hiatus. The film was subsequently delayed for a year while a means of completing it while honoring Walker was considered. The film released in April of this year and went on to earn $1.515 billion.

Paul William Walker III is represented by Christopher Heck and Ryan Stonerock of L.A. firm Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Shulman & Rabkin LLP.

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