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- Jaguar Land Rover Adds More than 50,000 to Takata Airbag Recall
Previously unaffected by the Takata Airbag recall, Jaguar Land Rover has announced that thousands of SUVs and Sedans will be recalled.
- New Auto Defect Whistleblower Proposal Receives Early Support
There is a new piece of federal legislation being proposed that would give financial incentives to whistleblowers who expose safety defects in autos. The legislation is in response to the recent wave of auto defects, some of which were concealed by automakers for up to ten years. It would allow any whistleblower to share in the penalty payments that an auto company may be forced to make as a result of failing to disclose a known defect.
- Electronic Cigarette Lawsuits Rapidly Increasing
E-cigarette lawsuits are on the rise as more reports of the batteries of the device are now exploding.
- Approximately 1,500 New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in Federal Court
These new IVC Filter lawsuits also claim that the manufacturers failed to warn patients about serious life threatening side effects.
- Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuits Decoded
If one of your family members has died in an accident, you may be able to recover damages on a wrongful death claim. However, there are specific elements that must be proven in order to prevail on a wrongful death claim, and deadlines that must be met. Additionally, only certain "loved ones" will legally qualify as a proper plaintiff in a wrongful death matter.
- Ashley Furniture’s Safety Violations
Accidents at work can happen anywhere. Ashley Furniture, the nation’s largest furniture manufacturer, recently settled claims of safety violations brought by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for $1.75 million. OSHA found numerous safety violations in the company’s manufacturing plants which it alleged caused over 1,000 worker injuries, including amputations.
- IKEA Recalls 29 Million Pieces of Furniture Due To Tipping Concern
Due to the accidental deaths of several children, IKEA has recalled millions of dressers and chests for the safety of the general public.
- Jeep that Killed Actor Was Recalled
Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for his role in Star Trek, was fatally injured June 19th when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway, striking him and pinning him against a security gate.
- Missouri Jury Awards $55 Million in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson must now pay $55 million in damages to victim who claims the company’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.
- Breach of Contract Litigation: The Guaranty
Many consumers are influenced to purchase a product because a guaranty is offered on the product. This guaranty instills confidence in the consumer. However, when a manufacturer does not comply with the terms of the guaranty, legal issues may arise.