Paul Walker's 16-year-old daughter has filed a wrongfuldeath lawsuit against Porsche. MeadowWalker claimed that her father was burned to death because thevehicle he occupied, which crashed and killed the "Fast andFurious" actor, was poorly built.

The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Supreme Court on Monday,claims that Walker, 40, was killed because Porsche, themanufacturer of the Carrera GT sports car skimped on "safetyfeatures that are found on well-designed racing cars or evenPorsche's least expensive road cars."

The car crash took the lives of both Walker and his friend,Roger Rodas, the 38-year-old professional race car driver who wasdriving at the time of the crash. Both were burned beyondrecognition after the car slammed into a concrete lamp post and atree, on November 30, 2013.

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Trudy Knockless

Trudy Knockless is a reporter on ALM Media's Business of Law desk.  She has a background serving legal and insurance publications. Contact her at [email protected] or on LinkedIn at Trudy Knockless.