Ford Joins Long List of 2014 Car Recalls

Another major car company has released a large set of car recalls. This time that company is Ford, and the number of cars being recalled is 100,600. The company released six different sets of recalls earlier this week, joining the ranks of GM, Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota. While announcing the recall, Ford noted that…





How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Personal Injury Case And Any Bad Faith Claims

I am frequently asked by clients what effect a defendant filing bankruptcy will have on their personal injury case against that person or entity. Bankruptcy is frequently used to escape responsibility for negligent actions. Uninsured doctors are the worst at doing this! But what happens to the obligation of that person’s insurance carrier (if there…



Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Jurors on Social Media

How would you feel if you were chosen for jury duty, and the next day in court your Facebook profile was referenced? Well, the American Bar Association (ABA) has determined that it is ethical for attorneys and investigators to search and scan the social media sites of potential jurors as well as jurors already in deliberation.…



Faulty Airbag Recalls Continue with Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda

Earlier this week, it was discovered that certain car models from Honda, Mazda and Nissan have a faulty airbag issue that shoots shrapnel at passengers when the airbag is deployed.  The airbags involved in this recall are from Japan’s Takata Corp., a company that manufactures airbags, seat belts, steering wheels and several other auto parts.Takata,…



Expert Testimony is Changing in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Today we’re going to talk about expert testimony and the recent changes by the Florida Legislature to the evidence code that significantly affects how experts are going to give testimony to juries. Expert testimony is testimony that is in the form of an opinion, usually elicited by an expert who has training and skills in a…





Recalled Nap Nanny Causes Six Infant Deaths

In 2010, Baby Matters LLC recalled a product called the Nap Nanny, a portable infant recliner made for both sleeping and playing. The product was recalled after an incident where the Nap Nanny was placed in an infant’s crib, and the baby rolled over the side of the product. The infant then became trapped and…



Is 2014 The Year of the Whistleblower?

It is a good year for whistleblowers!  According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits have pulled in more than $300 million since October 1, 2013. It is easy to use this date because the federal government starts its fiscal year on October 1st. So with an impressive five more months to go qui…



General Motors announces another 2.7 million cars in newest recall

The latest General Motors (GM) recalls have brought the the company’s total up to 12.8 million cars. The most recent set of recalls added another 2.7 million cars with safety issues to the list. Earlier in the year the company announced a major recall due to an ignition switch defect that led to several accidents…



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