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    More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

    By Michael Barasch

    Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that […]

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    The GM Recall: A Personal Loss

    By Michael Barasch

    Recently announced vehicle recalls by General Motors (GM) are provoking a firestorm of response from consumers, regulatory agencies and the U.S. Justice Department. For one Wisconsin family, the storm began in 2006.  The memorial for Wisconsin teen Amy Lynn Rademaker was held on her 16th birthday. Ms. Rademaker was returning from a shopping trip to […]

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    Toyota Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle Criminal Charges

    By Michael Barasch

    In its continuing effort to put a recent history of death and defects behind it, Toyota Motor entered an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to pay $1.2 billion to settle criminal charges.  Since 2009, consumers and regulatory agencies sought answers to the mystery of unintended acceleration in […]

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