GM reaches $120 million settlement over defective ignition-switches

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49 states and District of Columbia resolve consumer protection investigations General Motors (GM) and attorney generals from 49 states and the District of Columbia recently agreed to a $120 settlement to resolve consumer protection investigations into defective ignition-switches installed in millions of automobiles. As part of the consent decree, the Detroit automaker will not only… Read more »

Investigation reveals patient died while VA nurse played video games

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Family considers medical malpractice lawsuit against Veterans Administration The grieving family of a man left for dead in his hospital bed while the nurse on duty played video games is considering taking legal action against the Veterans Administration (VA) and one of its facilities in Bedford, Massachusetts. A recent investigation by The Boston Globe revealed… Read more »

Delaware jury awards $3 million in birth injury lawsuit

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Court rules negligence by OB/GYN caused child’s permanent disabilities A Delaware jury in New Castle County Superior Court recently handed down a substantial $3 million verdict to a young boy left permanently disabled by the negligence of his mother’s doctor at Dedicated To Women OB/GYN. The birth injury lawsuit accused the doctor overseeing the delivery… Read more »

WaPo report: Equifax lobbied lawmakers for legal protections against class action lawsuits

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Credit reporting agency sought to limit damages consumers could recover A recent article by The Washington Post exposed the lengths to which companies like Equifax went to insulate themselves from liability in cases where the company’s negligence harmed consumers. According to the report, Equifax spent $500,000 this year lobbying members of Congress to introduce bills… Read more »