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.

Florida Judge Throws Out Verdict in Ford Unintended-Acceleration Case

A Florida judge on July 20 said Ford misled the court and federal safety investigators by concealing documents in a case decided in Ford’s favor in 2010. According to the judge, the documents proved that unintended acceleration in certain vehicles could have been caused by electromagnetic interference with those vehicles’ cruise control systems.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Preemption
THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                       May 20, 2009

May 20, 2009

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Preemption

Bitter fruit – New fear in Chrysler bankruptcy: Liability claims may be voided

By Curt Guyette
Metro Times
5/20/09

 

At the end of March, President Barack Obama gave a speech intended to reassure consumers worried about buying vehicles from a U.S. automaker facing the possibility of bankruptcy.

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.

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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