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Texas Woman Cleared in Defective GM Ignition Switch Death

A Texas woman has finally been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the death of her boyfriend more than 10 years ago after General Motors acknowledged the death as one of at last 35 deaths caused by GM’s defective ignition switch.  The [...]
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GM Ignition Switch Cases Consolidated in St. Louis, Missouri

Langdon & Emison has filed a number of GM ignition switch lawsuits in Missouri state court in the City of St. Louis.  These cases were consolidated under Missouri’s Rule 52.05(a), which allows for cases with similar issues to be [...]
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Kent Emison Discusses Trinity Guardrail Lawsuits With CBS Affiliate

Langdon & Emison founding partner, Kent Emison, was interviewed again last night for an investigative news report on the dangers of the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail end terminal.  Kent has been interviewed a number of times already, including [...]
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GM Ordered Replacement Ignition Switches Months Before Recall

  General Motors placed an “urgent” order for half-a-million replacement ignition switches almost two months before GM told safety regulators about about the defect and before recalling millions of vehicles due to the ignition [...]
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Big Dummy

Image Source: Humanetics Crash test dummies are getting larger.  Have you ever seen a warning on a vehicle that an occupant may be too small or too large to ride in the vehicle safely?  Car makers have a duty to make their vehicles safe for [...]
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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 [...]