Defective manufacture of vehicles can put drivers at risk of serious injury, even death. Especially when there is fire risk, mechanical issues or software problems turn new vehicles in to a risky proposition without the car buyer even knowing it. Sometimes, though, auto manufacturers find a product defect before anyone gets hurt. That’s what happened with the 2018 Jeep Cherokees recalled for fire risk earlier this month.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Telemarketing calls are disruptive and annoying. That’s why the Federal Trade Commission set up the National Do Not Call Registry. But Dish Network ignored the list in 2010 and 2011. Now a telemarketing class action lawsuit out of North Carolina has resulted in a nationwide verdict that could pay you up to $1,200.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Department of Justice, 41 state attorneys general and hundreds of cities and municipalities have come together in one nationwide mass tort against the opioid crisis and the pharmaceutical industry. Now all those lawsuits are coming together in a nationwide settlement effort, but it may be hard to get everyone to see eye to eye on this important public health issue.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
When you go to buy a car, you expect your auto financing to depend on your income, your credit, and other money-related issues. But what about your race? A study released earlier this year shows that color directly affects how much you will pay for a car if you get your financing from car dealerships.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
When a restaurant owner is held responsible for a bar patron’s injury or death, it’s usually because the bar served him or her too much alcohol. But what happened in Mueller v Brannigan Brothers Restaurants & Taverns, LLC, is more like something out of a movie. This published Michigan Court of Appeals decision asked whether the restaurant could be held responsible when its employees (or former employees) chased down a bar patron and beat him to death. The question was closer than you might think.