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Blog Posts in December, 2013

  • A Dealer Can Be Held Strictly Liable for Auto Defect Even If Not the Seller, Says Appeals Court

    The California Court of Appeals has ruled that auto dealerships that deliver and inspect new vehicles for automakers can be held strictly liable for any defect even if they did not sell the faulty car or were negligent in any way. The decision reinstates the portion of an auto products liability lawsuit against Todey Motor Co. in Oxnard that was filed by plaintiff Fernando Ibarra. Ibarra was ...
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  • Chrysler Group Inc. Sued in Texas Auto Defects Case Over Tire Defect, SUV Rollover

    The family of Gabriell Kirst has filed a Texas auto products liability case against Chrysler Group Inc. Kirst was killed in 2012 when the 2005 Dodge Durango she was riding in rolled over after one of its tires delaminated. Also named as a defendant in the tire defects lawsuit is Juan G. Contreras (doing business as Laredo Auto Sales), who sold the auto to Michael and Jennifer Kirst less than a ...
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  • CPSC Consumer Reports Warn of Stroller Dangers

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Consumer Reports, there are a number of strollers out in the marketplace that are not safe for kids to use. Some strollers even pose a strangulation hazard. This safety issue can arise when the space between the stroller’s seat and the tray/barrier is big enough for a child’s unharnessed body to slip right out, but not large enough that the ...
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  • The Number of High Chair Injuries Have Gone Up, Says Study

    A new study found in the Clinical Pediatrics journal is reporting that between 2003 and 2010 there has been a more than 22% rise in injuries involving high chairs. According to the study, some 9,400 high chair-related injuries are treated in the US every year with fall accidents as the most common type of incident. While researchers don’t know exactly why the number of high chair injuries has gone ...
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  • Idaho School Bus Crash Kills One Child, Injures Four

    Investigators are trying to find out what caused a deadly Idaho bus crash that claimed the life of one 11-year-old child and hurt four others. The catastrophic incident happened on Thursday when the bus and a dump truck collided on a two-lane country road in a rural area. ABC News says that the vehicle was transporting 12 kids to Crimson Point Elementary School in the morning. The children were ...
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  • Actor Paul Walker's California Car Crash Death Places Spotlight on the Porsche Carrera GT

    This Saturday, “Fast & Furious” Star Paul Walker and part-time race car driver Roger Rodas were killed in California car crash when the Porsche Carrera GT they were riding struck a tree and a light pole, prompting the vehicle to burst into flames. According to a preliminary autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, Walker died from multiple thermal and traumatic injuries—meaning ...
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