Month: November 2014

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  • November
    27 2014

    Senators Want Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

    Members of the U.S. Senate have called on automakers to issue a nationwide Takata airbag recall on vehicles carrying the defective part. A Senate panel convened to investigate the delays associated with the Takata airbag recall, which may have contributed to five fatalities related to the exploding airbag system. The panel openly criticized the National […]

  • November
    26 2014

    Auto Safety Recalls: GM Ignition Switch vs. Takata Airbags

    As we close in on the last month of the year, two of the major news stories for 2014 involve massive auto safety recalls. The GM ignition switch recall issued in February involved nearly 3 million vehicles and was among more than 70 recalls issued by the troubled American automaker. However, the recent announcement of […]

  • November
    25 2014

    Woman’s Conviction Cleared Due to GM Recall

    An East Texas judge cleared a woman of a criminally negligent homicide conviction after details of the GM ignition switch recall came to light. Candice Anderson pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in October 2007 after the death of her boyfriend, Gene Mikale Erickson, in a fatal accident. This week, a judge in rural Van […]

  • November
    24 2014

    Worker’s Compensation and Medicare Set-Asides

    The need to protect Medicare’s future exposure in personal injury cases has caused a great deal of controversy. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have maintained that Medicare’s future interest must be protected in a liability settlement. This necessity to protect Medicare’s future exposure has seen many discussions over personal injury settlements slow […]

  • November
    24 2014

    Toxic Chemical Leaks Affect Plants Statewide

    The recent fatal accident at the DuPont chemical plant in LaPorte became the latest example of the effects of toxic chemical leaks. A report in the Texas Tribune shows that toxic chemical leaks have become problems for chemical facilities across the state. The report details several incidents of how plants have released dangerous chemicals such […]