Paul Walker's Estate Sues for Return of Cars Possessed by Driver in Deadly Accident
The suit alleges possession of personal property and conversion.
Paul Walker's estate is suing the estate of the man who was behind the wheel when both died in a car wreck in November 2013.
Walker's estate filed a lawsuit against Roger W. Rodas' estate Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging it failed to return cars owned by Walker. The suit says Rodas was in possession of numerous vehicles owned by Walker that have not been returned to his estate.
The suit says that Walker's estate demanded the return of the vehicles both orally and in writing, but Rodas' estate refused to do so. It goes on to allege that prior to the accident, Rodas sold vehicles that were partially or wholly owned by Walker, but his monetary share of the sales were not delivered to the actor's estate.
The suit lists 17 cars, including a 1969 Ford Mustang and a 2010 Audi R8.
The suit further alleges that following Walker's death, Rodas' estate sold certain vehicles belonging to the actor and did not give the proportionate share to his estate for the sales.
On Nov. 24, 2014, the suit claims that Walker's estate filed a Creditor's Claim seeking the return of the vehicles and payment of the appropriate share of sales. The suit claims that on Dec. 23, 2014, Rodas' estate filed a Rejection of Creditor's Claim rejecting the claim.
Walker's estate says that Rodas' estate has refused to deliver possession of the plaintiff's vehicles.
Walker's estate is suing for the return of the vehicles, or value of the vehicles if they cannot be delivered, along with to-be-determined compensatory damages. It is also seeking "compensatory damages for the value of the property converted and for the proximate and foreseeable loss resulting, therefrom in an amount to be determined at the time of trial."
A trial by jury was also demanded.