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Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • Secret Whistleblower Played Key Role in Bank of New York Mellon Investigation

    The US Justice Department and the New York attorney general have filed separate securities lawsuits seeking more than $2 billion from Bank of New York Mellon Corp. The complaints accuse the BNY Mellon of overcharging clients billions of dollars with currency trades and defrauding them for over 10 years. Federal and state officials didn’t arrive at these findings without help. According to The Wall ...
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  • Texas Auto Products Liability Lawsuit Seek Damages from Chrysler Over Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Involving Durango Crashing into Townhome

    Wendell Keetch and the family and estate of Bettie Nelson and are suing Chrysler Group, LLC for Texas auto products liability and wrongful death. Nelson, 80, died last February when a 2006 Dodge Durango crashed into the home of Keetch, who sustained life-threatening injuries. According to police, the SUV, which was driven by Fidel Flores, ran a stop sign and rammed through a brick wall before ...
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  • Toys R Us Ordered to Pay $20.6M Products Liability Lawsuit in Inflatable Pool Slide Death

    A jury has awarded a family $20.6 million Massachusetts products liability verdict in their wrongful death case against Toys ‘R’ Us. Robin Aleo, 29, died in 2006 after she hit her head while sliding down a Banzai Falls, inflatable in-ground pool slide. At the time, Aleo, her husband, and their 18-month daughter were attending a pool party at a relatives’ home. As she went down head-first, side ...
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  • Update: Court Order Issued Will Dalbey Educations Cash Flow Business Dry Up?

    In June, we told you about the lawsuit filed against Colorado’s Dalbey Education Institute whose infomercial “Winning in the Cash Flow Business”, hosted by Gary Collins, was under fire for being deceptive and misleading. Last week, the Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission were successful in obtaining a stipulated order barring the company from airing misleading statements during their ...
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  • Ford on Trial in California 15-Passenger Van Case

    A California 15-passenger van accident lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. is being fought out in civil court. The six plaintiffs are seeking auto products liability compensation over a 2004 van accident. The vehicle, a Ford Econoline E350,was part of a caravan of church kids and their chaperones when tread separation impacted one of its tires. This caused the van driver Bill Brownell to lose control ...
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  • Half of Child Booster Seats Are Not A Safe Enough Fit with All Seat Belts, Reports IIHS

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, half of the booster seats that are available for kids to use are not a guaranteed, proper fit with all seat belts. The IIHS expressed its concerns as it unveiled its list of this year’s best-fitting car booster seats. Click on the link below for a list of the booster seats that the IIHS tested and find out how they fared. Although there are ...
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  • Little Tikes Recalls Another 1.7 Million Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Over Choking Hazard

    More than two years after recalling approximately 1.6 million Little Tikes™ Workshops Sets and Trucks after an 11-month-old South Carolina boy choked on a toy nail that got stuck in his throat, the manufacturer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling another 1.7 million units–this time of Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets–over the same child choking hazard posed by the plastic ...
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