06-13-2013, 06:58 AM #1
U.S. judge refuses to kill lawsuit over ownership of vintage Briggs Cunningham Racer
U.S. judge refuses to kill lawsuit over ownership of vintage Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette racer
By Matt Miller | The Patriot News
on June 12, 2013 at 2:38 PM, updated June 12, 2013 at 3:03 PM
A court battle over ownership of a rare vintage Corvette that raced at Le Mans, France, 53 years ago is revving up after a federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid to stall it out.
U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones III kept the case on the track by denying an argument that Dan Mathis Jr., a Florida man who claims the 1960 'Vette was stolen from his family in the mid-1970s, waited too long to file a lawsuit claiming ownership of the car.
The legal fight has been raging since August when the 'Vette surfaced during a promotion for Corvettes at Carlisle, one of the collector car shows sponsored by Carlisle Productions each year at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.
Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle Productions and a participant in the most recent sale of the now-bedraggled sports car, was originally named as a defendant in Mathis' suit, but has since been freed from the case. Carlisle Borough and its police department also have been released as defendants.
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