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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V210 Manufacturer : Westward Industries Make / Model Years : WESTWARD / 2013 Subject : Front Brake Pads may Fall Out of Caliper NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V215 Manufacturer : Blue Bird Body Company Make / Model Years : BLUE BIRD / 2009-2015 Subject : Ice May Form in Intake Manifold NHTSA Campaign ID [...]

2.1 Million settlement

2.1 Million settlement

On July 2012, a Greyhound bus hit an overturned Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV on the freeway, careened down an embankment and struck a tree. Driver Sylvia Garay, 18, of Dinuba and passengers Stephanie Cordoba, 20, and 19-year-old Vanessa Gonzalez, both of Fresno all died in the suv. Bus driver, James Charles Jewett, 57, of Sacramento, and [...]

Damage Payment Plan Rejected

Damage Payment Plan Rejected

The settlement proposal from an October 2010 accident in Jamaica has been rejected. The negligence suit was brought against the State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company. The crash victims were on a church trip in the bus which flipped and fell to the bottom of a St. Ann ravine. Some were injured and one teenaged girl died. Attorney-at-Law [...]

Recall: HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Recall: HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Name of product: Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Hazard: The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard. HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is [...]

Rail Crossing Settlement

Rail Crossing Settlement

On April 16, 2010, when Katie Ann Lunn was in her SUV driving home after watching her students perform in a competition at Governors State University, she went through the crossing where the warning signals had been deactivated. An Amtrak train going 79 mph struck her car. She did not survive. One day after the trial began in the [...]

Gov’t Gives Mourning Chinese Families each $78,388

Gov’t Gives Mourning Chinese Families each $78,388

What: schoolbus Where: Xuzhou. China When: Dec 12, 2011 Who: 15 fatalities, 8 injuries Why: The number of deceased held constant at 15 in the Fengxian county bus crash where the bus driver avoided a pedicab. In the crash, the bus flipped, and children were trapped underwater and drowned. The government is paying the families of each [...]

$36-million settlement

$36-million settlement

The 2005 highway collision involving a canadian youth Hockey team has resulted in a thirty six million dollar settlement. The bus en route from Windsor, Ontario swerved off Interstate 390 about 50 kilometres south of Rochester and slammed into the truck parked on the side of the highway on Jan. 29, 2005. The bus had been chartered in Windsor by [...]

Windsor Wildcats Case Settles for $36-million U.S. Split 18 Ways

Windsor Wildcats Case Settles for $36-million U.S. Split 18 Ways

What: Windsor Wildcats hockey team bus Where: 40 kilometres south of Rochester When: January 2005 Who: 22 female players from the Windsor Wildcats hockey team, 19 injuries 5 fatalities. Why: The case of the January 2005 Windsor Wildcats hockey team bus crash that killed head coach Rick Edwards, 41; his 13-year-old son Brian; the [...]

San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Damage$

San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Damage$

What: Regal Stone Limited and Fleet Management Ltd container ship M/V COSCO Busan, Fleet Management Ltd. operators Where: between San Francisco and Oakland When: November 7 2007 Why: Ship's pilot John Cota was navigating on prescription drugs; his ability to perform his job was impaired. The ship struck the Delta Tower of the San [...]

Vietnamese Bus Settlement in the Works from August 8 2008 Crash

Vietnamese Bus Settlement in the Works from August 8 2008 Crash

6 defendants remain in the complicated litigation that accuses multiple parties of negligence and involves more than 160 plaintiffs. The incident occurred on Aug. 8, 2008 when the bus carrying 55 Vietnamese Catholics en route to an annual conclave in Missouri plunged over a highway bridge in Sherman, 60 miles north of Dallas. Eleven of the [...]

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