General Motors Switching to a Safer Future

The long road to a settlement

The General Motors defect lawsuit, which was initiated four years ago, is reaching an inevitable settlement with the assistance of the General Unsecured Creditors Trust. The independent trust is handling the company’s bankruptcy, filed in 2009, and is now facilitating the settlement with GM customers. The automotive company exhibited deceptive tactics to hide flaws in the ignition switch and side airbags. There was a direct correlation between the defects and the many claims of car crashes and deaths. Currently, the parties involved in the lawsuit are calculating a resolution. Read more

Paws and Consider What Your Dogs Are Eating

Are you going to eat that?

Champion Pet Food manufactures two brands of dry dog food, Orijen and Acana, which are both named in a recent class action lawsuit. The parent company is under scrutiny for negligently failing to list and mention in the dog food packaging and advertising, the presence of heavy toxins. The dangerous chemicals and metals include arsenic, lead, bisphenol (BPA), mercury, and cadmium. BPA is not a chemical commonly associated with pet foods. Not only are these toxins harmful to dogs, but the company deliberately failed to disclose these ingredients to the dog owners who regularly purchase the dry dog food. Read more

Family Forced to Say “Chow” to Their Beloved Pet After United Airlines Flight

Poor puppy dies on flight

With another act of negligence under its wings, United Airlines maintains its notorious reign as the most talked about airline. Previous incidents of forcefully removing passengers from seats and leaving a sexual assault victim in harm’s way are just a couple of reasons why this Airline has been generally disliked in the media. The airline’s most recent misfortune concerns that of an innocent animal. A 10-month-old French bulldog, named Kokito, boarded a flight in his doggy carrier, going from Houston to New York. The owner of the dog, who was accompanied by her young teenage daughter, and toddler, stored the TSA-approved pet carrier under the seat in front of her. A flight attendant argued with the passenger, insisting that the carrier was somewhat blocking the aisle. Trusting that the flight attendant would not willingly put the dog in a dangerous environment, the passenger agreed to store the dog and carrier in the overhead bin. Read more

Regal Draws the Curtain on a Competitor Movie Theater

Coming to a theater near you

A leader in the movie theater industry, Regal Entertainment Group, is the defendant in a pending lawsuit. Initiated by the small, Portland-based theater chain, Living Room Theaters LLC, the $50,000 lawsuit involves Regal’s blocking and sabotage of Living Room Theaters’ showing of the movie “Call Me by Your Name.” Read more

Confrontation Between Police Officer and Skateboarder Paves the Way for New Lawsuit

Skateboarding event goes downhill

The description of a downhill skateboarding event, in and of itself, radiates a slight level of danger. There is always a risk of injury in traveling downhill at elevated speeds, with only a board and four wheels serving as an unprotected and
exposed form of transportation. In July 2017, a San Francisco police officer pushed a vulnerable skateboarder during an annual competition. The supposed intentional action of the officer was captured on multiple video outlets. Read more