Year: 2016

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Is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) really okay with used car dealers selling vehicles with safety defects to unsuspecting consumers? According to a Huffington Post report, that might be the case. Reportedly, the FTC agreed with a recent lawsuit settlement involving a couple of used car dealerships and General Motors (GM)….

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Authorities, including the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are still trying to figure out what led to the deadly Hoboken train accident that happened at the end of September. One woman was killed and over 100 were injured as a result of the train crash, which we wrote…

At a national conference dedicated to auto defects and crashworthiness, Stewart Eisenberg and Dan Sherry, Jr. presented a seminar on Commercial and Modified Vehicle Rollover Liability. Using a previously resolved case as an example, Eisenberg and Sherry showed attendees how to create and effectively use animation to prove liability in a rollover case.

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The Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler, a medical device used during surgery to cool and warm patients, is at the center of a controversy after both patients and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim its use has resulted in injuries and death. The companies behind the Sorin 3T Heater-Coolers include…

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In a bit of déjà vu, GM is recalling 4.3 million vehicles due to an airbag defect. However, this recall has nothing to do with the Takata airbag recall that has dominated the news cycle over the last year. Instead, this is a separate issue that has to do with the airbags in GM…

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The New York Times recently ran a report about how much the Ford door latch recall is going to cost the automaker. According to the story in The Times, the price tag for replacing all the defective door latches will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $640 million. However, this shouldn’t be…

In what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has called “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history,” Ford Motor Company has doubled the number of vehicles it is recalling due to the Takata airbag defect. The company joined 13 other automakers compelled to recall their vehicles. The…

When people hear the term “premises liability”, scenarios such as slip and fall accidents in the grocery store typically come to mind. The customer has a reasonable expectation that the store will not be an unsafe place to do his or her shopping. The storeowner has invited the public in…