Mitsubishi Recalls 459,618 Vehicles due to Sun Visor Defect

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Mitsubishi will be recalling 459,618 vehicles due to a defect with the installation of the passenger sun visor.  The problem is that during a frontal accident resulting in frontal airbag deployment, there is the potential for the passenger sun visor to detach if the sun visor is in the down [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Recalls 459,618 Vehicles due to Sun Visor Defect

Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

2007 Toyota Corolla Toyota has announced that it will recall 3,042,523 vehicles due to the defective Takata passenger air bags that were installed previously.  This announcement expands previous recalls issued by Toyota to include an additional 2,039,523 vehicles.  Toyota has issued two different recalls to expand and supersede previous recalls throughout the United [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

Does Trinity Have Enough Money to Pay the Whistleblower Guardrail Judgment?

According to Fitch Ratings, the answer is a resounding YES. In an article addressing that very question on Business Wire, “While the recent guardrail judgment against Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) could potentially weaken the company's credit metrics if payment is required in the near term, Fitch Ratings expects TRN's operating performance will enable it to rebuild [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on Does Trinity Have Enough Money to Pay the Whistleblower Guardrail Judgment?

California Labor Commission Finds Uber Drivers Are Employees

On June 3, 2015, the California Labor Commission held that Uber Drivers are employees, not independent contractors, in a decision with broad potential implications for Uber’s business model.  Uber has consistently claimed that its drivers are independent contractors, and that Uber is merely a “technology platform” and not a transportation provider.  Uber driver Barbara Ann [...]

By | June 18th, 2015|Uber|Comments Off on California Labor Commission Finds Uber Drivers Are Employees

$663 Million Verdict Against Trinity Guardrail Manufacturer

After a jury found in October 2014 in favor of whistleblower Josh Harman in his action against Trinity Industries for making a critical change in its guardrail and then failing to tell Federal regulators leading to the jury finding a $175 million verdict under the False Claims Act.  On June 10, 2015, Texas federal Judge [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on $663 Million Verdict Against Trinity Guardrail Manufacturer

Judge Goodwin Sets 26 Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Cases for November 2, 2015 Trial

In an effort to begin to unleash the logjam of 25,000 plus Ethicon Vaginal mesh suits in federal court, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia set a November 2, 2015 trial date for 26 Ethicon cases.  Ethicon, which is a Johnson & Johnson product has been resistant to settlement [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Judge Goodwin Sets 26 Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Cases for November 2, 2015 Trial