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Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • Colorado Avanza Supermarket Cheats Customers, Admits Wrongdoing

    Avanza stores that marketed primarily to Latino customers admitted in court on Friday, August 13, 2010 that it cheated its customers by charging them 10% more than the price at which its products were advertised. Some people who had shopped at Avanza in 2008 noted that a sign at the register said “A great way to save—Plus 10% at the register!” When a customer specifically asked about the sign, she ...
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  • Toyota Recalls Over 1 Million Corolla and Matrix Autos in the US and Canada

    This week, Toyota recalled about 1.13 million Matrix and Corolla cars because of a problem with the vehicles’ engine control system. A faulty engine module may cause the car to stall, shift hard, or fail to start. 2005-2008 models are affected by the recall. This latest Toyota recall comes just as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had upgraded its investigation into more than 180 ...
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  • Your Postal Service in Action

    stock-photo-postal-truck-delivering-mail-999177.jpg A night mail handler at USPS entered a guilty plea in Colorado federal court on August 11, 2010 to two counts of theft by mail. According to a plea agreement, the man will be sentenced in November to one and a half to two years in prison and fined from $4,000 – $40,000. The man admitted stealing from 100-150 packages a week since January 2008, ...
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  • Playground Accident Death: Girls Family Wants X-Wave Banned

    A 9-year-old girl has died in an Oklahoma playground accident. Now, Alyssa Avila’s family wants the “X-Wave,” the playground equipment she was playing on when the tragic incident happened banned. Playground equipment accident happened last Thursday at Wyandotte elementary school. The 4th grader and several children were on the X-wave when she fell off the section of the equipment that was in the ...
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  • Blazing Furniture Plagues Colorado City

    The City of Boulder, Colorado is a serene and much-loved university town nestled at the foot of majestic Rocky Mountain peaks. During the academic year it is home to over 27,000 CU undergraduates. Some unknown culprit or culprits continue to engage in the time-honored ritual of setting fire to sofas and other furniture left abandoned outdoors. Boulder fire and other city officials, quite ...
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  • Mazda, General Motors, and Honda Recall Vehicles Over Power Steering, Seat Belt, and Ignition Issues

    More auto safety issues have prompted the recall of more vehicles by some of the largest manufacturers. Our auto products liability law firm wants to remind you that auto defects that cause serious injuries or wrongful death maybe grounds for a personal injury case or a wrongful death complaint against a negligent automaker. General Motors is recalling 243,000 crossover vehicles because of a ...
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  • An Introduction to Business Ethics

    Here’s an article I wrote back in July. Before a decision was made whether or not to post it, the FDA advisory panel (a group of scientists) recommended by a split vote that Avandia be left on the market, pending a decision by the head of the FDA, which should be forthcoming. When her decision is made, I will write a follow-up. How often have we read or watched media stories about greedy trial ...
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  • Auto Products Liability Lawsuits Claim Toyota Knew About Sudden Acceleration Problems in 2003

    Documents filed this week in two auto products liability complaints against Toyota Motor Corp. claim that the automaker knew as far back as 2003 that some of its vehicles were experiencing sudden unintended acceleration problems. The lawsuits cite six incidents between 2003 and 2010 involving sudden acceleration, including some cases that were verified and replicated by its own dealers and ...
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