product liability

Tesla Autopilot In Use Seconds Before Fatal Crash

Tesla dashboard June 10th, 2019

Federal investigators have determined that the driver of a Tesla Model 3 sedan engaged the vehicle’s semi-autonomous autopilot system seconds before he was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer. A detailed article on the ongoing investigation is available here. The collision, which occurred on U.S. Highway 441 in Delray Beach, Florida, took the life…

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Lawsuit Claims Tesla Manufactures Dangerous Cars

Tesla dashboard February 11th, 2019

According to a lawsuit recently filed in Florida, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla produces vehicles that are inherently dangerous to operate. A detailed article on the allegations contained within the suit—including defective product manufacturing and negligent service practices—can be found here. On May 8th, 2018, the driver and one passenger were traveling on Seabreeze Boulevard in…

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Johnson & Johnson Knew Their Talcum Powder Posed Asbestos Risk for Decades

Baby Powder December 27th, 2018

The news agency Reuters recently issued a report claiming executives at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) know the talcum used in the company’s signature baby powder products contains asbestos, and have known for decades. The report also alleges that the manufacturer intentionally failed to inform federal authorities. An article on the report and its findings can…

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Volkswagen Pleads Guilty to Emissions Scandal And Will Pay $4.3 Billion In Claims and Penalties

January 12th, 2017

Global automaker Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to allegations of an emissions scandal due to the deceptive practice of six company executives. The Justice Department in Washington D.C announced the indictment and plea today. Volkswagen has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties. This breaks out to $2.8 billion in…

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Volkswagen to Pay $15 Billion in Largest Settlement Agreement in U.S. Automotive History

June 29th, 2016

On Tuesday, 6/28 Volkswagen announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department worth more than $15 billion. The agreement, which is the largest settlement in U.S. automotive history, will settle claims that Volkswagen knowingly mislead consumers about the fuel efficiency of its TDI “clean diesel” vehicles for years. A majority…

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Long-Term Use of Talcum Powder Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

June 27th, 2016

For decades, scientists and medical professionals have warned that long-term use of talcum powder on the genital area may significantly increase a woman’s chance of developing ovarian cancer. Talcum powder used in common household products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower® may pose a serious health risk to thousands of women. Court…

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Volkswagen and Audi Made False Claims About the Fuel Efficiency of Millions of Vehicles

September 29th, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi are at the center of a massive scandal that could potentially impact millions of vehicle owners in the United States. Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Volkswagen equipped an estimated 11 million of their TDI “Clean Diesel” vehicles with software that was designed to deceive emissions tests. Volkswagen…

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Traffic Accident Involving ATV Leaves One Fatally Injured in Winston-Salem

August 14th, 2015

In Winston-Salem a recent traffic accident involving an SUV and an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) left one person fatally injured. According to Police, a Winston-Salem man riding an ATV collided with an SUV at the intersection of Sprauge Street and Thomasville Road. The 24-year-old ATV rider was attempting to cross over Thomasville Road heading west, but…

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GM Recalls Impact Millions of Vehicles

December 15th, 2014

Consumer vehicles and commercial trucks are equipped with a variety of safety features to keep drivers as safe as possible behind the wheel. But what happens when your vehicle is manufactured with a defective part? When a car part malfunctions, it can lead to serious and deadly consequences. This year alone, General Motors has notified…

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Practice Safe Shopping This Holiday Season

December 11th, 2014

The holidays are a time of giving and sharing, and all children look forward to unwrapping their gifts. But please be cautious this holiday shopping season. All parents and gift-givers need to remember that not all toys make appropriate gifts, and that some may pose serious safety risks for infants and young children. Here are…

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