Month: July 2014

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  • July
    29 2014

    GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuit Claims Pregnant Wife Died From Defect

    A West Virginia man filed a GM ignition switch recall lawsuit claiming that the defect in his pregnant wife’s 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt cost her her life and that of the couple’s unborn child. Jason Vest filed the GM ignition switch recall lawsuit against the auto manufacturer, the dealership that sold him the car and the […]

  • July
    25 2014

    Are Auto Recalls “The New Normal”?

    A wave of major auto recall notices has created a shift in the automotive industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that auto manufacturers have issued recalls for more than 37 million vehicles in 2014, far surpassing the previous record of 30.8 million in 2004. The GM auto recalls, including those involving such […]

  • July
    24 2014

    GM Seat Recall Issued for 823,000 Vehicles

    Owners of popular vehicles, such as the GMC Sierra pickup truck, the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck may be eligible for the latest GM seat recall. General Motors recently issued a recall for 823,000 cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. Nearly half a million of these recalls were related to faulty […]

  • July
    22 2014

    Auto Accidents in City Vehicles Cost Corpus Christi Taxpayers

    A local television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, investigated the costs of auto accidents involving city vehicles. The report found that the city has paid out more than $1.1 million in settlements to victims of auto accidents that included city vehicles. The city has implemented numerous programs over the years to reduce the amount of […]

  • July
    22 2014

    Texas Prison Ceiling Collapse Injures 19 Inmates

    A ceiling at the Diboll Correctional Center collapsed and injured 19 inmates. The Texas prison ceiling collapse was attributed to heavy rains in the area, which wore away at the sheetrock in one of the housing units. Ten inmates at the privately-owned minimum security facility near Lufkin were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, including […]