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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 [...]
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GM Recall: Defective Ignition Switch Saved Company $1

  There’s just something a dollar.  A buck.  Greenback.  Ace.  Single.  One-Spot. It’s both a symbol of frugality and a symbol of power. On the one hand, you’ve got the Dollar Menu, Family Dollar, Dollar General, [...]
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GM Recall: Was the Fox Guarding the Hen House?

  Now that General Motors has admitted that “terrible things happened” leading up to its recall of more than 2 million vehicles for an ignition switch defect – with at least 12 confirmed deaths and as many as 300 more [...]
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GM Ignition Switch Recall: Is Problem More Widespread Than Thought?

  Is the GM ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least a dozen deaths (and potentially hundreds more) more widespread than originally thought? That’s exactly what one report suggests.  A federal lawsuit has alleged [...]
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Will Apple’s iOS 7 Update Kill?

  Tucked inside Apple’s iOS 7 update is a feature called CarPlay that more fully integrates your iPhone with your vehicle.  Apple’s web site (at least as of publication) specifically states the features are to be used by the [...]