Month: November 2015

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Abbott Trailways tour bus crash leaves 34 college students injured

Driver charged with reckless driving Dozens of college students returning home from Thanksgiving ended up in Richmond area hospitals Sunday night after their charter bus overturned on on exit ramp in Chesterfield, Virginia. The driver and 34 passengers were injured, one with life threatening injuries. The passengers, mostly college students from Virginia universities, were returning […]
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Feds hit Takata with $70 million fine

Honda cuts ties with defective airbag maker The National Highway Transportation Board (NTSB) recently slapped Japanese airbag maker Takata with a $70 million fine for failing to alert regulators to defects in its airbags. To date, defective Takata airbags have killed at least eight and severely wounded over 100 people. The defective Takata airbags inflate […]
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Seattle jury awards cruise ship passenger $21.5 million

Cruise line operator hit with over $16 million in punitive damages A federal jury in Seattle, Washington awarded $21.5 million to a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck in the temple by an automatic sliding door while on a cruise. The Springfield, Ohio man was passing through a heavy automatic door […]
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Federal Judge Rules Plaintiffs May Seek Damages in GM Lawsuits

Automaker could face millions in additional damages Plaintiffs alleging they were hurt by faulty GM ignition switches may seek punitive damages in their lawsuits, according to a ruling handed down by a New York federal bankruptcy judge. General Motors Company LLC (“new GM”) sought to release itself from the liabilities of the admittedly faulty ignition […]
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Volkswagen giving gift cards to diesel car owners

Diesel vehicle owners could receive up to $1,000 in gift cards Volkswagen recently announced it will disperse up to $1,000 in gift cards to each of the 480,000 vehicle owners affected by the VW emissions cheating scandal. Qualifying car owners will receive a $500 prepaid Visa gift card to spend any way they choose as […]
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FDA orders recall of Custom Ultrasonics Automated Endoscope Reprocessors

Health care facilities advised to cease using System 83 Plus endoscope reprocessors The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered a recall of Custom Ultrasonics’ System 83 Plus automated endoscope reprocessors (AER), accusing the company of violating federal regulations. An April 2015 inspection of Custom Ultrasonics’ Ivyland, Pennsylvania facility revealed the company’s failure to validate […]
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EPA levels new emissions claims against Volkswagen

Porsche, Audi vehicles added to list Volkswagen’s credibility took another huge blow this month after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined the German automaker installed emissions cheating software in even more vehicles than it previously admitted to. The EPA's announcement affects certain Porsche, Audi, and VW models with 3.0 liter V6 engines manufactured by Volkswagen […]
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Spectator injured at race files lawsuit against NASCAR, racetrack

Daytona International Speedway’s negligence caused injury, suit claims A NASCAR fan injured by flying debris at Daytona International Speedway in 2013 recently filed a lawsuit against the racetrack and NASCAR. The plaintiff claims he suffered a serious, traumatic brain injury when he was hit in the head by the wreckage of a crash that penetrated […]
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Motorcyclist killed in crash with Ride On bus in Montgomery County

Police still investigating cause of accident Last week, a motorcyclist from Stafford, Virginia died in a collision with a Ride On public bus on the Rockville Pike in Montgomery County during the early morning commute. While Montgomery County Police are still investigating the accident, they released a statement acknowledging the rider was killed after the […]
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Elderly man survives collision with Greyhound bus

Pedestrians, firefighters rushed to save man’s life An elderly Washington, D.C. man is in serious but stable condition after being run over by a 30,000 lbs Greyhound bus shuttling passengers to the American Dental Association Convention in Downtown. Citizens witnessing the collision forced the bus to stop after the driver appeared to be unaware he […]
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