Caltrans to Stop Installing Trinity Guardrail ET-Plus End Protection

Previously, we have written about the history of the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail and its checkered past.  The design history of this product reflects changes being made for financial gain to the manufacturer without disclosing them, according to the evidence resulting in a verdict in favor of a whistleblower in Marshall, Texas. The Trinity ET-Plus is [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Dangerous Road Condition, Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on Caltrans to Stop Installing Trinity Guardrail ET-Plus End Protection

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?

$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

Federal Judge Orders Trinity Records to be Unsealed

Texas Federal Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who presided over the qui tam action against Trinity Industries, Inc., ruled on March 3, 2015 to unseal the trial exhibits and transcripts so that they may be made available to the public. Click here to read the full article: Judge Rules to Unseal Court Records in Federal Guardrail Fraud Trial [...]

By | March 6th, 2015|Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on Federal Judge Orders Trinity Records to be Unsealed

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