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Jury Awards $110 Million in Largest Talcum Powder Verdict Ever

Earlier this month, a jury in St. Louis issued the largest-ever verdict in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its talcum powder products. J&J and talc supplier Imerys Talc were ordered to pay $110 million in compensation to a 62-year-old… Read More

Polaris Industries Recalls More Than 19,000 All-Terrain Vehicles Over Fire Risks

This week, Polaris Industries recalled 19,200 all-terrain vehicles (ATV) because of several hundred complaints about various issues, including 47 fires, and reports of minor burn injuries and burned or warped side panels. The recall applies to model-year… Read More

Study Says IVC Filters Do Not Improve Survival Rate of Trauma Patients

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a cone-shaped device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys to capture blood clots and prevent them from reaching the heart or lungs, which could be fatal. Hospitals around the country… Read More

More Than 652,000 Vehicles Added to Takata Airbag Recall

The Takata airbag recall was recently expanded to include more than 652,000 vehicles from 13 carmakers. Defective Takata airbags have caused 16 deaths around the world, including 11 in the United States, and injuries to 180 people. The recall already… Read More

Volkswagen to Pay $4.3 Billion in Emissions Scandal Penalties

Volkswagen (VW) has decided to settle civil and criminal allegations stemming from the emissions cheating scandal involving approximately 590,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. VW will pay $4.3 billion, $2.8 billion for criminal penalties and $1.5 billion… Read More

NHTSA Grants General Motors' Request to Delay Takata Airbag Recall

In an unusual move, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to allow General Motors (GM) to delay the recall of millions of trucks and SUVs with defective Takata airbags. In September, GM requested a one-year delay of the… Read More

Takata Could File Bankruptcy to Manage Recall Costs

As Takata Corp. seeks a financial backer to help pay billions of dollars in fines and other costs related to the recall of its defective airbags, officials are considering filing bankruptcy in the U.S. Takata has recalled more than 100 million airbags… Read More

$14.7 Billion VW Emissions-Cheating Settlement Formally Approved

Last month, a federal judge formally approved the largest auto scandal settlement in U.S. history, with Volkswagen (VW) agreeing to settle its emissions-cheating scandal for $14.7 billion. If you own one of the 475,000 VW automobiles with fraudulent… Read More

St. Louis Jury Awards $70 Million in Baby Powder Case

Last week, a St. Louis jury awarded a woman more than $70 million in compensation in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its Baby Powder products. The woman alleged that using Baby Powder for many years caused her to develop ovarian cancer because… Read More

NHTSA Confirms 11th Death from Ruptured Takata Airbag

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently confirmed another fatality related to defective Takata airbags, raising the U.S. death toll to 11. Defective Takata airbags are responsible for the largest car safety recall in U.S.… Read More