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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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  • Products Liability

    Contaminated Food Roll Call: Cheese, Salad, Meat…

    By Michael Barasch

    Listeriosis is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes. In 2011, Listeria-contaminated cantaloupe caused the death of 33 people across the United States. The outbreak, traced to a farm in Colorado, was caused by unsanitary storage, antiquated cleaning equipment and poor agricultural hygiene.  By March of this year, one person had died and eight others were […]

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  • Products Liability

    Good Drugs, Bad Drugs: Knowing What Is Safe

    By Michael Barasch

    Every day people across the United States take medications expecting the proper, safe drug has been prescribed. Far too often, pharmaceutical mistakes are made or drug products are adulterated. The result is injury and even death. Last summer an outbreak of meningitis gave rise to a medical mystery that was solved by discovery of contaminated […]

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  • Products Liability

    Toxic Toys

    By Michael Barasch

    Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls millions of dangerous consumer products. Many of these recalled products were intended for children. The CPSC’s website publishes a continual updated list of recalled products. Consumers can also subscribe to email newsletters to receive news releases and recall information. In 2012, four million Bumbo Baby […]

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  • Workplace Injury

    Personal Injury in the Workplace and When to Sue

    By Michael Barasch

    Most people think that if they’ve been injured on-the-job, they can only collect from workers compensation. While true in some cases, there are exceptions to the rule that enable injured employees to sue for further damages. You may file a products liability suit if you were injured by a defective product If a machine you […]

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