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Daimler AG Hit With $30M Fine for Recall Failure

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Daimler AG, a German truck manufacturer, will be required to forfeit $30M to the U.S. Government over allegations that they failed to recall their trucks in a timely manner. This is the second investigation into Daimler AG vehicles within the last two years. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that Daimler failed to… Read More »

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Volvo Initiates Safety Recall

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Volvo recently initiated a recall of nearly 3,000 vehicles related to the onboard safety system. For years, Volvo has held the reputation of being among the most safety-conscious manufacturers in the world. The recalled vehicles include 2021 Volvo V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, and XC90. The defect rate on these… Read More »

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First Grade Teacher Killed in Flying Tire Accident

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A Massachusetts woman died after a tire came loose from a passing vehicle and struck the windshield of her car. The victim, Mary Beth MacKay was a beloved area first-grade teacher at Forest Avenue Elementary School where she had worked for the past 12 years. She left behind a husband and two daughters. Police… Read More »

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Park Your Hyundai Outside, Says Hyundai After Recall

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Hyundai has instructed owners to park their Hyundais outside after several Hyundai vehicles caught fire. According to Hyundai an electrical short in the onboard computer can result in spontaneous fires. Those stored in garages are liable to start on fire, spreading the fire from the garage to the house. According to Hyundai, the impacted… Read More »

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Toyota Faces Two Damaging Recalls

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Toyota has recently initiated two recalls related to their fuel pumps and specific colors of paint. The paint can prematurely peel resulting in unsightliness, but Toyota reports that there are no injuries related to this defect. However, the fuel pump problem is more serious. Toyota began recalls of these vehicles in January of 2020… Read More »

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GM Announces Recall of 840k Vehicles Due to Suspension and Seat Belt Issues

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GM recently announced the recall of around 840,000 vehicles due to either suspension problems or because the seatbelts can fail. The seatbelt recall is the larger of the two accounting for 624,000 of the 800,000 recalled vehicles. Vehicles recalled for seatbelt issues include: 2019 through 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019 through 2021 GMC Sierra… Read More »

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Volkswagen Announces Recall of Beatles with Faulty Airbags

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It seems like every week we’re talking about Takata airbags, even several years after it was discovered that their airbags had a faulty component that could cause the safety device to explode in the victim’s face. Several deaths occurred in the U.S., but even more have been reported worldwide. When it was discovered that… Read More »

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Honda Announces Recall of 1.4 Million Vehicles

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Honda has announced three separate recalls all at the same time. 430,000 vehicles have problems related to the driveshafts which can become corroded due to salt exposure. Honda has also announced the recall of 737,000 Honda Accords, Accord Hybrids, and Insights. The problem with those vehicles was a software issue. Additionally, Honda has announced… Read More »

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“Inflated” Medical Costs Among Gripes of Trucking Company Insurers

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Do personal injury attorneys use doctors who they know to distort the amount of harm caused to their clients? This is among the concerns that trucking company insurers are raising as the trucking industry battles an unprecedented number of lawsuits. Texas is a state which heavily regulates the types of tort lawsuits that can… Read More »

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Armored Truck Company Faces Wrongful Death After Safety Lapses

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The armored truck company GardaWorld is under fire after accidents with Garda trucks resulted in 22 deaths across the U.S. over the past decade. The most recent lawsuit, a wrongful death filed by the family of a 73-year-old man, alleges that GardaWorld employed a driver with no CDL and a suspended driver’s license to… Read More »

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