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Lug Nut Lawsuit Tossed

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A class-action lawsuit involving bad lug nuts was tossed out of court this month when the judge presiding over the case determined that the plaintiffs had not provided enough evidence to proceed. The suit was filed in 2017 when owners complained that delaminating lug nuts resulted in out-of-pocket costs, safety concerns, and a loss… Read More »

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Tire Valve Stem Class Action Hits Bump in the Road

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A product liability lawsuit against Chrysler has been partially dismissed. Plaintiffs claimed that tire valve stems and caps were prone to corroding. These particular valves were tied into the tire pressure gages that informed drivers when their tire pressure was less than optimal and dangerously low. Plaintiffs also claimed that the failure of these… Read More »

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Feds Refrain from Conducting Investigation into Recalled Michelin Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in December of 2018 that it would not be conducting an investigation into defective Michelin tires amid a 2012 recall of the Michelin XZU-3 305/85/R22.5 Load Range J series that were fitted to large busses. This is not a major surprise considering the underfunded department considers… Read More »

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Tire Defect Lawsuits: Is it the Manufacturer’s Fault?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 2016, The Safety Institute sponsored a study that showed that accidents related to tire defects were on the rise. The study found that, between 2013 and 2014, fatalities related to defective tires rose over 10% while fatalities related to other forms of vehicle accident rose only three-tenths of a percent. This is a… Read More »

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