State Farm, Geico, and Allstate Won’t Insure Uber X Drivers

According to the San Francisco Chronicle article of November 24, 2014, State Farm, Geico, and Allstate are not providing coverage to Uber and other “ride share services”. The largest insurer, State Farm, said it would not cover ride service activities.  “We do not insure livery use, therefore, customers should not depend on their personal auto [...]

By | November 26th, 2014|Uber|Comments Off on State Farm, Geico, and Allstate Won’t Insure Uber X Drivers

Second November 2014 Huge Mesh Loss for Boston Scientific

On November 20, 2014, a jury in Charleston, West Virginia Federal court found the Massachusetts Company liable to four women following a 10-day trial and determined damages for each of the four women ranging from $3.25 million to $4.25 million for the injuries.  The women used the company’s Obtryx device (Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System) [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Second November 2014 Huge Mesh Loss for Boston Scientific

Toyota to Recall Over 420,000 Lexus Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Defect

Lexus LS 2009 On November 21, 2014 Toyota announced the recall of 422,509 Lexus vehicles due to a fuel line defect near an ignition source that could lead to deadly fires.  Vehicles recalled are the 2007-2010 Lexus LS models manufactured from May 09, 2006 - July 20, 20, the 2006-2011 Lexus GS vehicles [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota to Recall Over 420,000 Lexus Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Defect

Uber’s Proposed War on its Press Critics

On November 19, 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle broke a story from BUZZFEED that a senior executive at Uber suggested the company consider hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company. [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Uber|Comments Off on Uber’s Proposed War on its Press Critics

Takata Faces U.S. Criminal Investigation Over Defective Air Bag

Since 2013, 10 major automakers have recalled nearly 8 million airbags in the U.S. made by Japanese corporation, Takata, who is now the subject of a criminal investigation over the defective car air bags which are linked to five deaths globally, including four in the U.S.  All of these deaths involved Honda vehicles.  At least [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Takata Faces U.S. Criminal Investigation Over Defective Air Bag

$27 Million Dollar Mesh Verdict Against Boston Scientific

A Federal jury in Miami, Florida awarded $27 million to four women who were injured by defective mesh product manufactured by Boston Scientific.  Boston Scientific will not face additional punitive damages.  The jury returned a verdict finding negligence by Boston Scientific with the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit.  The jury found that this product was [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on $27 Million Dollar Mesh Verdict Against Boston Scientific

Trinity’s Dangerous ET-Plus Guardrail Now Barred in Most States from Installation

Every day we see the guardrails that look like the one in this picture.  We assume they have been properly tested and are there to protect us if we go off the road for any reason.  Every day we pass them without a second thought, but these “end treatments” are creating a hazard much worse [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on Trinity’s Dangerous ET-Plus Guardrail Now Barred in Most States from Installation