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Honda Recalls 320,000 MiniVans

The New York Times (6/10, Jensen, 1.68M) reports, “Citing complaints about air bags deploying when there has not been an impact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether 320,000 2003-4 Honda Odyssey minivans should be recalled.” The Times notes that “in the Honda investigation, the agency said it has received six complaints fromContinue Reading

12,000 Pottery Barn Crib Bumpers Recalled

  The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of about 12,000 crib bumpers from Pottery Barn due to an entanglement hazard. The agency said the Sweet Lambie crib bumpers have decorative stitching that can come loose, posing an “entanglement hazard to infants.” There have been two reports of stitching coming loose and entanglingContinue Reading

Faulty Airbags Prompt BMW to Recall 220,000 Vehicles

This month BMW issued a recall of more than 220,000 vehicles across the globe, including about 42,000 in the United States. The recall covers model year 2003 and 2004 3-Series sedans, coupes, convertibles and station wagons due to an issue with the airbags. The company said that the manufacturer of the airbags alerted them toContinue Reading

Apples settles suit over iPhone water damage for $53 million.

  CNET News (5/29, Musil) reports, “Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to warranties covering early versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch.” CNET continues, “The lawsuit, originally filed in 2010, claimed Apple had unfairly denied warranty coverage to some customers under an Apple policy associated with devicesContinue Reading

Punitive Damages Permitted to Go Forward in NuvaRing Lawsuit

  A New Jersey state judge refused to strike down claims for punitive damages in nine bellwether cases over injuries allegedly caused by a Merck & Co. Inc. subsidiary’s NuvaRing contraceptive, ruling that the laws of the individual states could allow the awards. Rejecting Merck and Organon USA Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, Judge Brian R.Continue Reading

Big Tobacco Takes a Hit

  Florida jury awards elderly man $1.2 million from tobacco companies for wife's death. The Palm Beach (FL) Post (5/2, Musgrave, 96K) reported a Florida jury ordered R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Liggett tobacco companies at fault for turning a 91-year-old Delray Beach man's wife “into a hopeless nicotine addict, which ultimately led to her deathContinue Reading

The Case of the Wondering Cows- Mooo hoo

  New York court allows negligence suits against owners of wandering cows. The AP (5/3, Virtanen) reports New York's highest court ruled that “owners of wandering cows and the landowners responsible for keeping them fenced can be sued for negligence if the meandering livestock get involved in an accident,” reversing lower courts use of “theContinue Reading