Category Archives: Products Liability Lawyer

Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin Dies From Possible Jeep Defect

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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin has passed after his Jeep Grand Cherokee failed to lock into park, rolling into him. Chrysler has a history of failing to make timely recalls, and the problems to the gear shifter in their Jeep Grand Cherokee’s is just another example. Read more…

Blue Bell Ice Cream Pulled by Sam’s Club

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Blue Bell Ice Cream is being blamed for three deaths in Kansas. The Blue Bell products have been identified by the FDA as having been contaminated with the deadly bacteria listeria. Blue Bell has shut down its Broken, Arrow production facility as a result. Read more…

GM Calculates Disturbingly Cold Substitute for Losses

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Mounting public and private pressure has forced GM to create a victims compensation fund to help those injured and killed by faulty GM vehicles. GM knew there were issues with their faulty ignition switches and airbags, yet it took them 10 years to let the public know of these dangers. Now GM must now face responsibility for placing profits above safety. Read more…

GM Recalls and Safety Defects

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GM has recalled over 28 million vehicles and counting. Numerous deaths and injuries have resulted from GM’s refusal to repair airbag defects and faulty ignition switches. GM is now attempting to sweep victims claims under the carpet with a quick settlement so they can “get back to business”. If you were injured, or a loved one killed, as a result of GM airbag failure or faulty ignition switch, call today to maximize your injury claim. Read more…

Shades of GM: Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion in Fines

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The Justice Department announced a record $1.2 billion in criminal fines against Toyota for knowingly misleading and concealing information about safety defects in its vehicles. The case is being watched closely by GM whose head may be on the chopping block next. Read more…

A Costly Omission during 2009 GM Reorganization

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In 2009, GM was spared from having to shut down with an influx of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds. Chapter 11 reorganization effectively created two entities: General Motors Company and Liquidations Motor Company. General Motors Company got the assets and was excused from further bankruptcy proceedings. Motors Liquidation Company got the debt. GM executives failed to mention at the time their knowledge of the faulty ignition switch and the implications for future liability and costly litigation. Was it all an innocent oversight? Read more…

GM: Full Speed Ahead on Public Relations

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The safety scandal plaguing GM widened considerably yesterday when the company announced that it was recalling an additional 1.55 million vehicles due to wide-ranging problems unrelated to the faulty ignition switch prompting two earlier recalls. Meanwhile, the NHTSA–tasked with the responsibility of “saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing motor vehicle crashes”–maintains it simply did not have sufficient evidence to do anything substantive before now about GM’s safety issues. This notwithstanding that the Administration had received 260 complaints about the faulty ignition switch over the last decade. Read more…

GM: Failings of an Ignition Switch…and Corporate Responsibility

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Evidence is mounting that GM has known about the gravity of problems associated with the ignition switches on several of the models recalled just last month. At least a dozen deaths have been attributed to the faulty ignition switches. One independent consumer group claims that the switches are linked to over 300 fatalities. Exactly what did GM know, and when? Read more…

New Federal Rule Would Test Safety of Child Car Seats in Side-Impact Collisions

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For the past several years, parents have had to rely on the advertising claims of car seat manufacturers for determining which model would be the safest to buy for their child. Now, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has proposed a new rule that would subject all car seat models to side-impact crash testing (in addition to the front impact testing they currently undergo) before they could be placed on the market. Read more…

Amtrak Train collides with SUV in Warrensburg, MO

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A Warrensburg, Missouri train crash led to the serious injuries of of a 42-year-old grandmother and her 3-year-old granddaughter on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the two as they recover from their serious injuries. Read more…

Honda Recalling Cars for Brakes

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Honda has just announced that it will be recalling around 104,500 vehicles for issues with braking. Read more to see if your vehicle will be affected. Read more…

General Motors Recall

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General Motors is currently recalling several 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles and 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles nationwide, for issues with transmission software. Read more…

Missouri Walmarts Recall Chicken Breasts

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Chicken sold as numerous Missouri Walmarts recalled. The product is said to contain pieces of metal from a machine piece that fell into the grinder. Check your product to ensure your safety. Read more…

Monsanto Corn Linked to Tumors

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The peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, has recently released a study suggesting Monsanto’s corn causes tumors. A two year study has shown that rats given Roundup in water and corn laced with Monsanto’s chemicals developed tumors after just 90 days. These results cause concern of local water supplies exposed to the chemicals. Read more…