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Britax Strollers Being Recalled Due To Finger Amputation Hazard

If you bought or received a Britax stroller within the last three years, you may be in danger of losing a finger, or at least seriously damaging it. The Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers were all recalled because of a partial finger amputation hazard. The recall says that a hinge on the […]

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Arkansas judge grants class-action status in Marlboro Lights lawsuit

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette (11/9, Lynch) reports that a Pulaski County Circuit judge gave class-action status Friday to a deceptive-trade practices lawsuit against Philip Morris – now Altria – for its Malboro Lights, and that could create a plaintiff pool of some million or more people in Arkansas who bought Marlboro Lights or Ultra Lights beginning in 1971. Plaintiffs […]

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BP settlement program official finds no evidence of fraud

The AP (8/27, Kunzelman) reports from New Orleans that the head of security for the administrator of BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses “says an internal probe of alleged misconduct by an employee of a Mobile, Ala., claims center hasn’t turned up any evidence of fraud.” BP “said it received a tip in July […]

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New York court hits JPMorgan with $42.5 million breach of contract judgment

Bloomberg News (8/27, Dolmetsch, 1.41M) reports that the New York Supreme Court has ruled for billionaire Leonard Blavatnik in a $42.5 million breach of contract suit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. “over claims the bank stuffed a fund with risky mortgage securities and lost 10 percent of his $1 billion investment.” Blavatnik “lost a negligence claim […]

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Appeals Court says Sears must face class-action suit over washing machines

Bloomberg News (8/24, Harris, 1.41M) reports that a Federal appeals court panel ruled that Sears Holdings “must face consumer class-action litigation over alleged washing machine defects,” including complains about “faulty computer control systems” and mold in some Kenmore-branded Whirlpool machines. The company “gained Supreme Court review” for the case, and the court “asked the Chicago panel […]

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Hyundai Recalls 240,000 Vehicles

Automaker Hyundai has issued a recall of almost 240,000 Sonata and Azera vehicles due to a rusting problem with the rear suspension. The recall affects vehicles from model years 2006-2011. The company said road salt and water in states in the Midwest and Northeast can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to rust and […]

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