Check If Your Airbag Has Been Recalled

Takata, one of the world’s largest airbag manufacturers, is settling for $1 billion after pleading guilty to knowingly distributing faulty airbags.  Millions of vehicles contain these dangerous airbags.   Even the most minor fender bender can cause the airbag to misfire, and fire shrapnel into the car’s cabin and at the driver or passengers.  To…

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The Supreme Court Shuts Down the Eastern District of Texas

TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Large technology companies have long complained about patent suits in the Eastern District of Texas. With its decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, No. 16-341 (May 22, 2017), the Supreme Court has effectively shut down Eastern Texas as a major patent venue – while it will undoubtedly continue…

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Three Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Settlement in a Divorce

Sadly, there are many reasons why couples decide to dissolve their marriage. Many cite adultery, cruelty, and growing apart from one another. The laws surrounding divorce vary by state. Some courts may grant a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Possible Consequences of Divorce The most…

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What is Intellectual Property?

  When an inventor, author, business or creative professional produce an original work, they create something known in legal parlance as “intellectual property.” These properties can be copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress or service marks. The purpose of intellectual property is to secure for those inventors, authors and artists a monopoly right, and/or an exclusive…

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Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall Still Ongoing

Takata, the maker of the defective airbags found in millions of vehicles, has now pleaded guilty to accusations that it deceived automakers about the safety of the airbags it made. Currently, automakers are disputing allegations that they knowingly installed those defective airbags in their vehicles, but where does that leave the millions of the people…

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