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William A. Ruskin: Predictive Coding: Will E-Discovery Swallow The Judicial System?
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In an earlier article , we discussed the significance of Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck's (SDNY) opinion in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a highly publicized decision... 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

Toyota Knew About Lexus Problem 2 Years Ago
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Toyota knew two years ago about the engine problem behind its latest Lexus recall, even changing the spring part to correct it, but did not think a recall was warranted until recently, a company official said Tuesday. Toyota Motor Corp. started... Read More

Toyota Wins New York Case Over Unintended Acceleration
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - (AP) A federal jury found Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. isn't responsible for a 2005 crash that the driver blamed on the floor mat or the electronic throttle, in the first case to go to trial since automaker recalled millions... Read More

Lawyers Say Proving Egg-Related Lawsuits Difficult
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of... Read More

Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Vehicles In U.S.
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to... Read More

Toyota To Pay $10 Million In Runaway Lexus Crash
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, attorneys said Thursday. John Gomez, a lawyer who represents... Read More

J&J, FDA Leaders Take Heat For Phantom Recall'
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame Thursday for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves. J&J... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Midst Of Salmonella Outbreak
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENOSHA Wis. - (AP) One of the 21 diners at a Kenosha restaurant sickened by a salmonella bacteria linked to contaminated eggs has filed a lawsuit. Tanja Dzinovic of Pleasant Prairie is suing the egg producer, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, and others... Read More

A Look At J&J's Year-Long String Of Recalls
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Two top executives from Johnson & Johnson faced tough questions Thursday from lawmakers holding the second hearing on the company's unprecedented string of product recalls. The maker of trusted brands like Tylenol and Benadryl, J&J has... Read More

Subpoena for Toyota Over Defects in Steering
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (New York Times) A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed Toyota Motor, seeking information on steering-related defects in its vehicles. The move could widen an investigation into the automaker's handling of a recall in 2005.... Read More

Judge Recommends $12M Settlement On Bad Peanuts
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg... Read More

7 Insurers Sue Toyota Over Acceleration Crashes
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Seven insurance companies have sued Toyota Motor Corp. in an attempt to recover money paid to cover crashes they blame on sudden acceleration. The insurers cite data that blames 725 crashes on the problem and fault the Japanese automaker... Read More

Citing Liver Damage, Pfizer Withdraws Thelin
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Pfizer Inc. said Friday it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage . Thelin is sold in the European Union, Canada, and Australia as an oral... Read More