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Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a pair of orders aimed at protecting the public from defective air bag components manufactured by Takata that were installed in roughly 19 million vehicles currently on the road. The agency’s orders represent the largest civil penalty it has ever imposed, as well as

In the final two weeks of October 2015, three major automobile makers recalled more than 8 million vehicles between the three of them. Despite three different automakers being involved, the millions of cars all had one thing in common: they all have product defects that put them at an increased risk of starting a fire.

Fiat Chrysler’s legal issues have became more serious after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) accused the automaker of not accurately reporting deaths related to accidents caused by defective vehicles they manufactured. The discrepancy came to light about 60 days after Fiat Chrysler agreed to a $105 million fine and to repair the defective

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, it’s important to have a good lawyer working for you. Not only is it difficult enough to be injured, but it’s also possible you could be dealing with lawyers working for a major company like Wal-Mart or Fiat Chrysler. Major companies can afford to have big legal

Following a public hearing on July 2, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a record-setting fine against Fiat Chrysler for their mishandling of 23 recalls of over 11 million defective vehicles. The NHTSA has ordered the automaker to pay $105 million in fines, $70 million of which is a cash penalty,

Following a public hearing on July 2, 2015, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has “tentatively concluded” that Fiat Chrysler mishandled 23 recalls of approximately 11 million defective vehicles. The automaker was accused of failing to notify consumers of defective parts in their vehicles in a reasonable amount of time, failing to notify

Almost exactly two years after four flight attendants became ill while working on a flight traveling from Boston to San Diego, the flight attendants have filed a lawsuit against Boeing, saying a design defect in their aircraft exposed them to toxic fumes, resulting in long-term health problems. The way most Boeing aircraft are designed, cabins

On July 2, 2015, Fiat Chrysler will be the subject of a public hearing conducted by the NHTSA over what they deem to be repeated instances of having a careless attitude toward recalling defective vehicles. Just days before the hearing, the NHTSA has added two more recall cases to the agenda for the hearing. Originally,

The ongoing saga surrounding General Motors and their use of faulty ignition switches in vehicles continues to get more complicated. Lawyers handling a lawsuit against the automaker have now amended their suit to accuse General Motors of racketeering. It’s important to note these racketeering charges are not the criminal charges from the U.S. Justice Department,

Although it is still undecided whether or not General Motors will be facing criminal charges over their use of defective ignition switches and their delay in issuing a recall, the NHTSA has admitted to some fault in matter. The NHTSA’s admission comes in light of reports by the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General and

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