Category: legal liability

Florida court absolves some builders of Chinese drywall liability

According to The Wall Street Journal (11/12, Wotapka, Whelan) reports that a circuit court judge in Palm Beach County, Florida, has relieved some homebuilders of liability for installing tainted Chinese drywall, which is blamed for torpedoing home values and damaging residents’ health. The ruling is expected to serve as a precedent in other jurisdictions, and…

TOYOTA / LEXUS – Largest Recall in Toyota’s history – 102 Reported incidents

NATIONAL – NHTSA said it “had received reports of 102 incidents in which the accelerator may have become stuck on the Toyota vehicles involved.” According to FORBES – “The impending U.S. recall, the largest in Toyota’s history, followed a horrific crash last month in San Diego in which a mat was suspected of snagging a…

GENERAL MOTORS LITIGATION – Current claims against GM “not worth pursuing.”

NATIONAL – According to an article in The Kansas City Star, “When the ‘new’ General Motors emerged from bankruptcy earlier this month, consumer groups praised the agreement reached to ensure that the automaker would assume liability for future lawsuits over vehicle defects.” But “those with claims pending against GM would have to seek compensation through…