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Understanding Recalls
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Richard P. Console When a consumer product is manufactured there are specific, federal regulations in place to make sure they are safe for the public. This is true of all products from cars and tires to food to lamps-everything needs to be free... Read More

General Motors Agrees To Pay $35 Million Penalty For Violating Safety Laws
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Christopher Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced May 16 that General Motors (GM) has agreed to pay a record $35 million civil penalty and to take part... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments On Rear Seat Constraint System In Mazda Minivan
Posted on 4 Nov 2010 by Christopher Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Nov. 3 regarding a wrongful death case filed in California against an automobile manufacturer by the family of a woman who died in an accident while wearing a lap-only seatbelt; a state... Read More

Drivers Complain That Toyota's Fixes Didn’t Work
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT – (AP) At least 15 Toyota drivers have complained to U.S. safety officials that their cars sped up by themselves even after being fixed under recalls for sticky gas pedals or floor mat problems, according to an Associated Press analysis... Read More

Lawsuit Says GM Failed To Fix Thousands Of Impalas
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT - (AP) A lawsuit claims General Motors Co. treated the police better than it did average citizens when taking care of a defective part in 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impalas. The lawsuit alleges that Impalas from the two model years have defective... Read More

New Claims Made Against Toyota In Automobile Defects Case
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. bought back cars from drivers who reported sudden acceleration defects, but the company didn't tell federal regulators about the problem, according to court documents filed in the sprawling litigation against... Read More

NHTSA: 89 Deaths Tied To Toyota Acceleration
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles may have been involved in the deaths of 89 people over the past decade, upgrading the number of deaths possibly linked to the massive recalls, the government said Tuesday. The National... Read More

Government Investigation Finds No Electronic Flaws In Toyotas
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration's investigation into Toyota safety problems found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the... Read More

California Hearing Set For Toyota Lawsuits
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. — (AP) A federal judge in Orange County could set the framework for the lawsuits facing Toyota Motor Corp. related to its sudden acceleration problems. A hearing will be held Thursday where U.S. District Judge James Selna may decide... Read More

Judge Selects Lead Attorneys In Toyota Litigation
Posted on 16 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A federal judge on Friday drew upon a group of experienced attorneys who have handled some of the largest product liability cases in the U.S. to represent hundreds of consumers suing Toyota over sudden acceleration problems with... Read More

Government: Initial Probe Finds No New Toyota Issues
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A government investigation into runaway Toyotas has found no new safety defects beyond problems with accelerator pedals that explain reports of sudden acceleration in the vehicles, according to preliminary findings released Tuesday... Read More