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  • General Motors Faulty Ignition Lawsuit News & Legal Informatio
    General Motors in 2014 recalled 2.6 million vehicles involving GM ignition switches that could potentially turn off on their own, shutting down the engine and disabling airbags while the vehicle was in motion. The faulty ignition switches were used in various models, mainly the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, which GM started manufacturing in 2002 and 2003...
  • Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits
    May-12-17 Washington, DC: In a potentially crushing blow to General Motors, the US Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal from the automaker asking for a legal shield to protect GM from lawsuits related to faulty ignition switches on its vehicles. On April 24, 2017, the US Supreme Court refused to review GM's appeal in which the automaker asked the...
  • Faulty Airbags Contributed to Deaths of Young Mother and Her Unborn Child
    Oct-9-14 Mount Airy, NC The woes recently affecting General Motors (GM) over ignition switches and, in a related issue, the relationship those defective switches have to airbag failure continue to mount. And while a steady stream of recalls appears to reflect the manufacturer’s pledge that no stone will be left unturned in its quest to stand behind its pr...
  • General Mills Meat Pizza E. Coli Recall
    General Mills Operations is voluntarily recalling approximately 3.3 million pounds of frozen meat pizza products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and may be linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses. Jeno's and Totino's frozen meat pizza products were recalled after being linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in 10 states. T...
  • Ted Olson - Bush Administration Preemption Gang - Part I
    Mar-3-08 Washington, DC: The line up of attorneys supporting preemption for the device maker, Medtronic , in the US Supreme Court recently, demonstrates that no conflict of interest rules apply to attorneys who serve in the Bush Administration. The former Solicitor General, Ted Olson, represented Medtronic and other attorneys who filed amicus briefs or partic...
  • General Motors Automotive Recalls
    General Motors has recalled nearly 26 million vehicles in the U.S. alone, and almost 29 million worldwide as of June 30, 2014. The automaker has issued 45 vehicle recalls in 2014 alone, and only three of more than three dozen models haven't required GM to notify its customers. NBC news reports that the only models not among the list of 54 recalls t...
  • More Damning Revelations in the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Controversy
    Nov-21-14 Detroit, MI In what can only be described as a damning revelation, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers at the center of an ignition switch controversy is alleged to have quietly ordered a massive quantity of ignition switch parts without submitting filings to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The order, total...
  • GM Recall: “I Drove a Rolling Death Trap”
    Aug-12-14 Vancouver, BC “When I heard that my car was part of the GM recall, I felt like I was driving a rolling death trap,” says Joanne. Although she didn’t suffer an injury due to the General Motors faulty ignition switch , Joanne spent five stressful months worried that the ignition would turn off every time her car hit a bump in the road. ...
  • Following Suit: General Motors Recalls
    Jun-19-14 y May 2014, the General Motors faulty ignition recall had involved 1.6 million vehicles. GM automotive lawsuits The GM recall expanded on June 16, 2014 to include 3.36 million cars worldwide because they might suddenly switch off if their keys are carrying extra weight and the vehicles experience a “jarring event,” like hitting a pot...
  • Inside the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Recall—LawyersandSettlements.com Speaks with Attorney Lance Cooper
    Apr-9-14 When Brooke Melton’s parents walked into Attorney Lance Cooper’s office with questions about their late daughter’s car accident, little did anyone know at the time that their meeting would serve as the catalyst for a massive GM recall and contrition on the part of an automotive juggernaut. Marietta, GA (Press Release): The recently annou...
  • Yo-Plus Yogurt California Class Action
    San Diego, CA: You may be affected by a consumer fraud class action lawsuit about whether General Mills falsely advertised the digestive health benefits of its Yo-Plus® brand of yogurt. The lawsuit is called Johnson v. General Mills, Inc., Case No. 10-00061-CJC(ANx), and is in the United States District Court for the Central District of Califo...
  • Despite Tough Times You Can Still Sue Automakers
    Apr-22-09 Newport Beach, CA: Bisnar Chase is a small but mighty little law firm that specializes in automotive product liability cases. It has laid to claim to millions of dollars in lawsuits from its southern California location against Ford, Chrysler and GM, as well as Japanese automakers like Toyota and Honda on behalf of hundreds of clients across the US "who g...
  • Another Bad Day for GM: A Massive Recall
    Apr-14-09 Detroit, MI At a time when talk of bankruptcy swirls about the world's largest automaker, General Motors now has a massive recall to worry about. It has been announced that as many as 1.5 million potentially defective cars have been recalled over a risk for fire. Passenger sedans manufactured between the years 1997 and 2003 are affected. It has been...
  • The Defective Saturn and the New GM: What's in the Cards?
    Dec-12-08 Detroit, MI It will be interesting to view the forthcoming marriage of automotive law as it pertains to the defective car, and the new economic realities facing auto manufacturers. Case in point: Saturn, and the auto defect issue surrounding its failed "Vti" transmissions. Back in September General Motors Corporation (GM) agreed to pay out an estimat...
  • What is a Lifetime's Exposure to Asbestos Worth?
    Sep-15-08 Rochester Hill, MI As an electrician at General Motors, Russell had plenty of contact with asbestos. In fact he had 20 years exposure to the lethal substance. Today, he has a spot on his lung, and needs an inhaler to help him climb stairs. He wonders if his prolonged exposure to asbestos in the workplace may have set in motion an irreversible disease, ca...
  • Jones act | Maritime law | Lawyersandsettlements.com
    Maritime Law , frequently referred to as Admiralty Law , governs navigation and shipping on most bodies of water. Maritime Law specifically protects the rights of seamen, longshoremen, oil rig workers and other people who make their living on the seas. Maritime-related jobs can be dangerous and potential maritime claims include marine law versions of wor...
  • California Coronavirus Litigation—Amazon Evades Attorney General: A TimeLine
    Jan-21-21 Sacramento, CA California's Attorney General slapped a lawsuit on Amazon, alleging the company refused to provide information about its coronavirus safety protocols and potential outbreaks, adding to the wave of coronavirus litigation nationwide and violating the California labor code . Amazon Won’t Comply with COVID-19 Information Califor...
  • Asbestos Exposure – Should You Be Concerned?
    Sep-22-08 Kansas City, MO In 1974, Will got a job apprenticing in an electrical motor repair shop. Will worked for 11 years in that shop, in direct contact with asbestos. In those days asbestos was used to insulate motors and a host of other things, without concern. Now he has breathing difficulties and he's only 55 years old. Will wonders if he has asbestosis...
  • Following Suit: Telemarketing Lawsuit Update
    Feb-27-14 A recent Supreme Court decision involving a lawsuit brought against Arrow Financial Services LLC over alleged nuisance phone calls has put other similar businesses and telemarketers on notice. The high court’s decision effectively allows people who are annoyed by nuisance phone calls to sue in state and federal courts. Here we present an updat...
  • GM to Pay $900M to End Criminal Charges over Ignition Switch Defect
    New York, NY: General Motors (GM) has agreed to pay $900 million to bring closure to criminal charges brought against by the US government over allegations the automaker hid a handle lethal ignition switch defect, which has resulted in at least 124 deaths. According to a report in Automotive News, GM admitted to failing to disclose the defect to...
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