Product Liability

Lead-off Toyota case selected as group demands NHTSA records

A California judge on Thursday selected the first bellwether case against Toyota in consolidated state litigation over the automaker’s sudden, unintended acceleration problems. Amanda BronstadJanuary 26, 2012A California judge on Thursday selected the first bellwether case against Toyota in consolidated state litigation over the automaker’s sudden, unintended acceleration problems. Meanwhile, …

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Presidential Memorandum Regarding Preemption

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ———————————————– For Immediate Release                       May 20, 2009 May 20, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Preemption From our Nation’s founding, the American constitutional order has been a Federal system, ensuring a strong role for both the national …

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SUV Case Will Keep Haunting Automakers

Mike McKeeThe Recorder11-03-2006 Automakers’ pleas went unanswered Wednesday as the California Supreme Court refused to review or de-publish a ruling that leaves Ford Motor Co. on the hook for $82.6 million in damages and will probably expose the auto industry to greater liability for defective vehicles. Theodore Boutrous Jr., a …

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Court upholds verdict in roof crush case

But GM won’t concede defeat in $18.6 million jury award to woman paralyzed in 1997 crash. Bill Vlasic / The Detroit News It’s been nearly nine years since Penny Shipler’s spine was crushed when the roof of a 1996-model Chevrolet S-10 Blazer collapsed around her in a rollover accident. But …

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