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Anton Yelchin’s Parents Suing Over His Death

They're filing lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, other entities

(Newser) - Anton Yelchin's parents are suing Fiat Chrysler over their son's death, their lawyer has announced, reports Variety . The 27-year-old Star Trek actor died in June when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway, pinning him to a pillar; it turned out the vehicle was under recall at... More »

Jeep Owners Sue for Flaw That May Have Killed Star Trek Actor

Suit claims Fiat Chrysler should have done more to remedy gear shift issue

(Newser) - First came last year's hefty $105 million fine for recall lapses affecting more than 11 million vehicles. Then came the death Sunday of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin , whose recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled and pinned him, per Jalopnik . Now Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have lobbed a class-action lawsuit against... More »

Jeep That Killed Star Trek Actor Had Been Recalled

It's not clear whether Anton Yelchin got the notice

(Newser) - The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show. Yelchin, 27, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the rebooted series, died Sunday... More »

Actor Who Played Chekov in 'Star Trek' Reboot Dies

Anton Yelchin was 27

(Newser) - The actor who played Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek series has died in a "freak accident," TMZ reports. Anton Yelchin, 27, was killed after his vehicle rolled down the steep driveway of his Studio City home and pinned him against a brick mailbox and security gate, the... More »

Bueller, Er, Bartlett Is a Pill

Charlie Bartlett takes a sophisticated approach to the old teen movie

(Newser) - Charlie Bartlett, about a charming but troubled high school student who dispenses advice and prescription medication to his classmates, is being given mostly passing grades by critics. Sure, the teen film hits the expected themes of "angst, alienation, loneliness, disenchantment, and drug use," writes the Hollywood Reporter's Kirk... More »

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