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Blog Posts in April, 2015

  • Government Regulators Seek New Laws to Ensure Rental Car Companies Fix Recalled Cars

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Apr-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel As of today, there is no law that requires rental car companies to address manufacturer recalls immediately. That means a rental car company can receive notice of a recall on a vehicle, but not take any action for months or even years. For example, say a private owner receives notice that their personal car has a recall for defective airbags manufactured by the Takata ...
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  • $23 Billion Punitive Damage Award Against Tobacco Company Cut Down to $16.9 Million

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Apr-2015

    A Florida circuit court judge significantly reduced a jury's punitive damage award against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds from $23 billion all the way down to $16.9 million. The original award was part of group of Florida smokers who brought a class action lawsuit in 1994, known as the Engle class. The class had been decertified by the Florida Supreme Court but each member was allowed to bring ...
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  • Father of Ohio Teen Poisoned by Caffeine Overdose Files Suit

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Apr-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last summer, Partner Joe Cammarata wrote about the tragic story of Logan Stiner, a high-school senior who died from caffeine overdose after ingesting caffeine powder. Well now the teen's father has filed suit against Amazon.com, the caffeine powder distributors, and the classmate who gave Stiner the caffeine powder. The powder was packaged and sold under the name Hard ...
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