Author Archives: Wendi Lewis

GM recalls more vehicles, this time for problems unrelated to defective ignition switch

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

Today General Motors (GM) announced the recall of more than 700,000 vehicles. The vehicles were recalled for a variety of problems, but none related to its defective ignition switch that threw the automaker into the spotlight and placed it at

GM tells dealers to stop sales of Chevy Cruze for potential airbag defect

Posted: June 25, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) has already recalled nearly 6 million vehicles since February for defective ignition switches. Today, the automaker asked dealers in the U.S. and Canada to stop sales of the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze because of a possible

GM recalls another 3.16 million vehicles for ignition switch defect

Posted: June 16, 2014 Product Liability

After repeatedly promising it had identified and notified customers about all the vehicles affected by its ignition switch defect, today General Motors (GM) announced it is recalling an additional 3.16 million cars. Today’s recall includes midsize and large cars from

Astellas Pharma settles whistleblower lawsuit for $7.3 million

Posted: April 17, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Astellas Pharma US Inc., which manufactures and sells pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay $7.3 million to the federal government to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act. The drugmaker was charged with marketing and promoting the drug Mycamine for

Honda recalling Odyssey minivans for possible fuel leak, fire risk

Posted: March 17, 2014 Recalls

Honda announced a recall of nearly 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States, citing possible problems with fuel pump filters that could leak gasoline, causing a fire hazard. The recall was filed today with the National Highway Traffic Safety

Graco recalls more child car seats for sticky harness latches, entrapment hazard

Posted: March 13, 2014 Recalls

Graco Children’s Products Inc. has announced the addition of more than 400,000 child car safety seats to its recall. The manufacturer recalled nearly 4 million seats in February, citing sticky harness latches that posed a risk of entrapment to children.

Toyota recalling 2.16 million vehicles worldwide, including Prius hybrid, Toyota and Lexis models

Posted: February 12, 2014 Recalls

Toyota has announced a recall of more than 2.16 million vehicles worldwide. The recall includes 711,000 Prius automobiles in the U.S. and a total of about 1.9 million Prius autos worldwide; as well as an additional 260,000 non-hybrid vehicles.

Child safety car seats recalled by Graco for sticky harness latches

Posted: February 12, 2014 Recalls

Car seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products Inc. has announced a recall of nearly 4 million child safety seats because the harness buckles may not unlatch, entrapping children. The recall includes 11 models of child safety seats made from 2009 through

Land Rover recalling SUVs for possible defective airbags

Posted: January 3, 2014 Recalls

Jaguar Land Rover announced today it is recalling close to 4,000 Range Rover SUVs for possibly defective airbags. The recall affects vehicles in the United States. Land Rover said the front seat side airbags may not deploy, which could result

BP complains again about claims administration office budget, demands $25.5 million cut

Posted: September 13, 2013 Environmental

Once again, BP lawyers are complaining to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier that they think the court-supervised claims administrator and his office are spending too much. They object to the office’s fourth-quarter budget figure of $111 million, and say claims