Truly, it must seem to global auto manufacturer Volkswagen that it is under a perpetual rain cloud. As noted in a recent article discussing just the latest of the German company's problems, Volkswagen's troubles "would appear to be endless."
Last October, we discussed Volkswagen's (the "Company") $14.7 billion settlement for car owners of VW and Audi 2-liter diesel vehicles that were affected by the emissions scandal. On January 23, 2017, the Company paid an additional $1.6 billion to resolve lawsuits filed by Volkswagen AG franchise dealerships ("Dealers").
As a consumer, you buy many products on a regular basis. From groceries to vehicles and from prescription drugs to child toys, you're always purchasing something.
The safety concerns related to a recalled product can end up sticking around long after the product is initially recalled. This is because dangerous products are sometimes still in people’s homes or on the secondary market long after they have been recalled. Sometimes, this leads to a recall being reannounced.
In 2008, Volkswagen began installing illegal engine control software in several of its Volkswagen and Audi models. The software recognized when the car was being tested for emissions, and increased the engine's emission controls in order to pass the inspection. However, during normal driving conditions, the software would shut down the vehicle's emission controls, resulting in the cars releasing 40 times as many pollutants, thus violating the Clean Air Act.
Global business giant Samsung has seen better summer-autumn transitions.
Do you ever stop to think about how many products you come in contact with every day? While you assume that every one is 100 percent safe, you never really know for sure.
Following is a question that seems reasonably posed in light of industry principals in the e-cigarette business contending that injuries stemming from product use often trace back to consumer error.
It is easy to see why product liability litigation, when it comes to the fore in Connecticut or elsewhere in the United States, can often be a really big deal.
Contaminated food can cause huge levels of harm. It can leave many people ill. In some instances, illnesses caused by contaminated food products can end up being fatal.