Blog Posts in January, 2015

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  • Federal Agency Reviewing Safety of Trinity ET-Plus Guardrails

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 22-Jan-2015

    The U.S. government is asking for information as it investigates a guardrail system made by Texas-based Trinity Industries which may be linked to injuries and deaths in car accidents that have occurred across the country. According to a recent announcement on the Federal Register, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking this information as part of "a data-driven determination ...
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  • NHTSA 2013 Motor Vehicle Crash Report: Good News and Bad News

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Jan-2015

    It usually takes a full year until you can learn the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final motor vehicle accident statistics. However, once they are released, they can provide some helpful information. This is the case in the NHTSA report, 2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview, which was released in December. The report features a compilation of statistics and brief analysis of ...
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  • Media Outlets Cover Coty Lawsuit Press Conference

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 19-Jan-2015

    The Maher Law Firm has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against the Hillsborough County School District and Hillsborough County School Board on behalf of the estate of Keith Coty. Keith died from a brain hemorrhage, which he suffered while under the care and supervision of the teachers and staff of Seminole Heights Elementary School, on January 17, 2014, at the age of 6. Keith was a ...
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  • Federal Judge Urges Bard to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 16-Jan-2015

    In December, a federal court judge made the "very rare" move of warning C.R. Bard Inc. that it could be facing financial ruin if it fails to settle thousands of defective transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the company. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin made those remarks at a December 9 hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where more ...
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  • Court Allows Plaintiffs to Present Birth Defects Expert in Zoloft MDL

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 14-Jan-2015

    Plaintiffs suing Pfizer over claims that its Zoloft antidepressant medication caused their children to suffer birth defects can present a key expert witness thanks to a ruling by the judge overseeing Zoloft multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. On January 7, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe ruled that the plaintiffs would be allowed ...
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  • Google Is Ready for Self-Driving Cars: Are the Rest of Us Ready?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 5-Jan-2015

    Manufacturers have been working toward building autonomous vehicles for decades, incorporating features such as anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems that have been shown to prevent car accidents, save lives and reduce injuries. The slow, yet steady integration of automated systems into vehicle designs has been deliberate. It has given consumers a chance to adapt to the idea of ...
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