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$175 Million Trinity Guardrail Verdict

Trinity ET-Plus Guardrail – Banned in 4 States (and Counting) Jurors in a federal court in Texas today found that Trinity Industries, Inc. deliberately withheld information from US highway officials about a design change that shed 20% [...]
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Cars Are Becoming More Distracting

  Does this looks safe to you?  Get ready.  Apparently, this is the future of cars. To me, it’s scary.  Here’s how the article in The Kansas City Star begins: Behind the wheel of a 2015 Acura TLX, Danny Martin tells the [...]
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Missouri Bans Trinity Guardrails Over Safety Concerns

KSDK 5 in St. Louis reported that Missouri is taking a hard line stance against Trinity guardrails that have been linked to injuries and deaths across the country, including at least one death in Missouri. Guardrails are equipped with end terminals [...]
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Emison Interviewed For 20/20 Investigation of Defective Trinity Guardrails

  Kent Emison was interviewed on this week’s episode of ABC’s 20/20 news program for an investigative report on defective Trinity Guardrails.  Documents show that Trinity modified the design of guardrail end-terminals in order [...]
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Feinberg Reveals GM Ignition Switch Compensation Formula

  After recalling millions of vehicles for a deadly ignition switch defect, General Motors turned to Kenneth Feinberg to create and administer a compensation plan to pay victims and their families.  Feinberg announced the details of [...]
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Volkswagen – Eyes On The Road

At time of posting, this video from Volkswagen has had almost 17.5 million views.  Kudos to VW for this eye-opening way to communicate the dangers of distracted driving. © Copyright 2014 Brett A. Emison Follow @BrettEmison on Twitter.
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GM’s List of “Dirty” Words

“What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet   Despite Shakespeare’s quote, people have always had an affinity for certain words [...]
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Because So Much Is Riding On Your Tires

  “Because so much is riding on your tires.”  That’s one of Michelin’s marketing slogans, but it’s a true statement.  Think of all the precious cargo you entrust to your tires.  Spouses, children, parents, [...]
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GM Hiding Behind Bankruptcy Protection on Ignition Switch Recall

  General Motors has talked the talk.  But it refuses to walk the walk and now GM’s actions speak much louder than its words. Here’s what GM said: “Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible [...]
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The 7th Amendment Keeps You Safe When Big Government Fails

  “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” - Thomas Jefferson “In suits at common law… the trial by jury, as [...]