A court battle over the possession of numerous pricey vehicles owned by the late actor Paul Walker who died in a fiery high-speed sports car crash is apparently over.
Walker’s estate attorneys asked for the case to be dismissed, but there was no immediate word why they decided to take such action.
A judge has granted the request by lawyers for Walker’s estate to dismiss the lawsuit against a former acquaintance of the actor who allegedly refused to turn over numerous vehicles that belonged to the “Fast and Furious” star before his 2013 death.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Sotelo issued the order Tuesday in the lawsuit filed in June 2015 against Richard Taylor.
Christopher Heck, an attorney for the Walker estate, could not immediately be reached to say whether the case was settled or wasn’t being pursued for other reasons.
The lawsuit alleged that Taylor illegally removed the vehicles, including a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3, from storage less than 24 hours after the actor’s Nov. 30, 2013, death in a fiery crash in Santa Clarita.
Walker, a noted car collector, kept about 30 cars in a Valencia warehouse where Taylor worked, according to the suit. Taylor occasionally assisted Walker in caring for the cars and refused to tell his estate their whereabouts “in an effort to extort money and other concessions,” the complaint alleged.
Paul Walker III is the executor of his son’s estate.
Walker and his friend and business partner, Roger Rodas, died after Rodas lost control of a Porsche Carrera GT, which crashed into trees and a utility pole before exploding in flames.
—City News Service
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