Month: September 2015

GM Faces $900 Million in Penalties in Ignition Switch Recall Case

Automotive manufacturers are responsible for making sure the vehicles and parts they produce function properly, but sometimes problems aren’t discovered until they result in an accident. One of the most common defects in cars today is the failure of the ignition switch in millions of cars and trucks made by General Motors (GM). The ignitions …

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House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

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GM Agrees to Pay $900 Million for Faulty Ignition Switches

Car maker General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million for sitting on information and failing to tell regulators about a faulty ignition switch. The defect is believed to be linked to more than 124 deaths. This settles litigation by families of the victims. And by admitting criminal wrongdoing, it also settles a criminal investigation …

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Mammogram Quality Problems Lead to Shut Down of Facilities

Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Regular screening that utilizes mammogram technology can help diagnose the disease early. However, the results of these tests can sometimes be flawed because of a facility’s failure to meet quality standards. Mammogram quality problems were identified at a Raleigh, North Carolina, medical facility last …

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