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New Law Prohibits Rental Car Companies from Renting Recalled Cars

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jun 15, 2016 in Defective Products

As of June 1, rental car companies are no longer legally allowed to rent vehicles with open recalls that have not been repaired. For companies with rental fleets of 35 vehicles or more, all affected automobiles must be pulled from the fleet until the…

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J & J Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talcum Powder Verdict

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 12, 2016 in Defective Products

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million in damages after jurors determined the company’s talcum powder product caused a South Dakota woman’s ovarian cancer. Similar to other plaintiffs who have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, the…

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Airbag Issues Lead Nissan to Recall 3.2 Million Vehicles

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 06, 2016 in Defective Products

Sensor problems in Nissan vehicles are causing airbags to fail during a crash, or to deploy when they shouldn’t. As a result, the automaker is recalling approximately 3.2 million vehicles in the United States. Nissan reports that the occupant sensing…

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Two New Deaths Linked to Takata Airbag Defects

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Apr 19, 2016 in Defective Products

A Texas teen and a Florida woman have both died of injuries caused by exploding Takata airbag inflators. These recent deaths are the 10th and 11th fatalities linked to the faulty Takata airbags, the subject of the nation’s largest automotive recall, which…

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Honda Requested Redesign for Defective Takata Airbags in 2009

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Apr 11, 2016 in Defective Products

After ruptured airbag inflators were associated with one death and four injuries, Honda quietly asked Takata Corp. to come up with a “fail-safe” airbag design in August 2009. As required by U.S. law, automakers must tell regulators about possible safety…

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Jury Reaches $500 Million Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 28, 2016 in Defective Products

A federal jury in Texas awarded a group of patients $500 million in a lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit hid the flaws of its Pinnalce hip implant, which caused the device to prematurely fail and injure the patients. After a week of…

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J & J Now Settling Power Morcellator Cases

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 24, 2016 in Defective Products

Johnson & Johnson has begun settling claims and lawsuits claiming that its power morcellator devices harmed women by spreading undetected cancer. Of the 100 …

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Study Confirms Talc Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 17, 2016 in Defective Products

Approximately 20,000 American women are diagnosed ovarian cancer every year. A recent study has linked the use of genital talc to an increased ovarian cancer risks. The risk of ovarian cancer in women who regularly used talc in the genital area was a…

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Jury Awards $72 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 26, 2016 in Defective Products

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer that was linked to the talcum powder found in the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. The Missouri jury found Johnson &…

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Keyless Ignition Deaths Raise Safety Concerns

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 18, 2016 in Defective Products

Since 2009, keyless ignition systems in cars have claimed the lives of at least 21 people in the United States through carbon monoxide poisoning, seven of which have occurred in Palm Beach County. Although the actual number of fatalities related to keyless…

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