Month: April 2014

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  • April
    18 2014

    Texas Judge Denies GM Recall Emergency Order

    A Federal District Court Judge denied a request from plaintiffs in a GM recall lawsuit that would order all owners of GM vehicles affected by the recall to stop driving them immediately. Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi, Texas, denied the request for the “Park-It” order. The order would have forced owners of over […]

  • April
    16 2014

    Workplace Injury Lawsuits and Fertilizer Plant Explosion Anniversary

    April 17 marks the anniversary of the explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant. Twelve emergency response personnel were among the fifteen fatalities, along with more than 300 injured. The mysterious explosion has spurred numerous workplace injury lawsuits against the West Fertilizer Company, as well as against the manufacturers of the volatile chemicals the plant […]

  • April
    10 2014

    New Toyota Recall Covers 6.4 Million Vehicles

    Issues stemming from defective air bags and seats that could move in an accident have forced a massive Toyota recall of 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. and nearly 6.4 million vehicles worldwide. The announced recall covers numerous models dating back to 2006, ranging from its Prius hybrids to its larger SUVs. The recall stems […]

  • April
    07 2014

    Calls for GM Recall Spurred by Deaths of Young Drivers

    A recent New York Times report found that as many as 300 drivers died when the airbags failed to deploy in several models of General Motors compact cars manufactured from 2003 to 2007. A related report from Yahoo News showed that many of the deaths tied to a recent GM recall were from drivers under […]

  • April
    04 2014

    Severe Thunderstorm Damage Hits Dallas Area

    Numerous North Texas cities suffered from severe thunderstorm damage this week. Several Dallas-area suburbs reported high winds, large hail and at least one tornado. The storms delivered damage to cars, homes and power lines in several counties north and east of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. While local authorities have not yet reported any fatalities and […]