A settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by the estate of Paul Walker against that of the man who died with the actor in a 2013 high-speed crash in Santa Clarita, in which “The Fast and the Furious” co- star’s father sought a return of vehicles his son kept in a car collection.
Attorneys for the two estates told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Sotelo on Thursday that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.
The actor’s estate and his father, Paul Walker III, filed the lawsuit in March 2015 against the estate of Roger Rodas and Rodas’ widow, Kristine Rodas. It sought a return of the cars the actor and Rodas co-owned before their deaths, when the autos became the exclusive property of the estate of Paul Walker, according to the complaint.
Walker owned about 30 cars in the collection that he stored in a Valencia warehouse, but only a portion were co-owned by him and Rodas, the suit stated. The cars sought from the Rodas estate may have been collectively worth about $1.8 million, according to court papers filed by lawyers for the Walker estate.
Among the cars the actor’s estate sought from Rodas’ estate were an Audi R8, a 1969 Ford Mustang and a 1970 Dodge Charger, the suit stated.
Paul Walker III is the executor of his son’s estate.
Walker, 40, and Rodas, his friend and business partner, died after Rodas lost control of a Porsche Carrera GT, which crashed into trees and a utility pole before exploding in flames on Nov. 30, 2013.
—City News Service