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 Bronstad
January 26, 2012
A California judge on Thursday selected the first bellwether case against Toyota in consolidated state litigation over the automaker's sudden, unintended acceleration problems.

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SUV Case Will Keep Haunting Automakers

Mike McKee
The Recorder
11-03-2006

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.

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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 it wasn't until last week that the paralyzed Nebraska woman apparently won her long legal battle against General Motors Corp.

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Plea for Intervention with Michelin Motion to Seal Records


CAUSE NO. 155, 133B

PAUL J. CHESTNUT, etc., et al * IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
*
Plaintiffs. *
*
vs. * WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS
*
DAIMLER CHRYSLER, CORPORATION *
And MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, *
INC., et al. * 78th JUDICIAL DISTRICT
*
Defendants. *


PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC. AND THE CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY, INC.'S
PLEA IN INTERVENTION IN RESPONSE
TO MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA (CANADA), INC.
AND MICHELIN AMERICAS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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