Category Archives: Products Liability

Hawaii Reaches Settlement With Takata

Tens of thousands of cars with defective Takata airbags are still on the roadways and more recalls are expected through 2019. The airbags are responsible for 22 deaths worldwide, 20 of those in the United States and thousands of injuries. The airbags can explode with too much force, thanks to the ammonium nitrate detonator, sending shrapnel flying into drives and passengers with lethal results. Big Island Now reports on how Hawai’i has reached a multi-million-dollar settlement with Takata over the faulty airbags. Hawai’i was the first state to file a lawsuit against Takata and its U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings in 2016. The island state, along with the U.S. Virgin Islands, two other jurisdictions, and New Mexico will be receiving an approximately $7 million-dollar settlement. Hawai’i will receive a large share of that settlement, approximately $3 million. Hawai’i filed the suit against both Takata and Honda for allegedly knowing advertising airbags they….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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32 STATES INVOLVED IN E. COLI OUTBREAK — IS YOURS ONE?

IMPORTANT: If you believe that you or someone you know has been injured by romaine lettuce related to this outbreak call Andrews & Thornton IMMEDIATELY at (800) 664-1734 On April 10, 2018, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement saying that they were investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections. Signs and symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection typically begin three or four days after eating contaminated lettuce. The source of the contamination remains a mystery, but most victims ate pre-chopped bagged lettuce. Since April the outbreak has grown to 172 cases in 32 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. 70 percent….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Senate Passes Long-Shot Net Neutrality Measure to House

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats, joined by three of their Republican colleagues, pushed through a measure intended to restore Obama-era rules on net neutrality. While the effort seems doomed to eventual failure, liberals in the House have already taken up the effort and started collaborating on a discharge petition. “With majority leadership in the House opposed The post Senate Passes Long-Shot Net Neutrality Measure to House appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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FDA Issues Report on Medical Device Servicing, Declining to Impose New Regulatory Requirements For Now

By McKenzie E. Cato* — On May 15, FDA issued a Report on the Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness of Servicing of Medical Devices in which FDA concludes that it will not impose additional or different regulatory requirements on the third-party servicers of medical devices at this time. FDA issued this Report in response to a call from Congress in the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA). Section 710 of FDARA required FDA to issue a report on the continued quality, safety, and effectiveness of medical device servicing. The Report begins by stating that “[t]he availability of timely, cost effective, quality maintenance and repair of medical devices is critical” to the U.S. healthcare system. However, the Report explains, some have “expressed concerns about the quality of servicing provided by some third party entities,” such as allegations regarding use of poor quality replacement parts, inadequate training, and failure to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Michigan State University Will Pay $500 Million to the Victims of Former Physician Larry Nassar

Michigan State University will pay $500 million to the victims of former physician Larry Nassar, who molested hundreds of girls and young women while working as a sports medicine specialist on-campus. According to the New York Times, the settlement will entail the largest amount ever paid in a sex abuse scandal involving in American university. The post Michigan State University Will Pay $500 Million to the Victims of Former Physician Larry Nassar appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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