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New Child Passenger Safety Law To Go Into Effect

Do you have young children who use car seats? Over the years, the laws in Connecticut have changed. When your now 10-year-old was a toddler, the protocol was different than it will be for your three-year-old this fall. In July 2017, a new law to strengthen child passenger safety laws was passed and will take effect October 1st.

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Reaches 100 Deaths; Company Undergoing Criminal Investigation

According to a New York Times report earlier this week, General Motors is facing a criminal investigation related to last year’s defective ignition switch recall. Federal investigators found evidence of criminal behavior, and in response, federal prosecutors and the FBI are determining whether the auto manufacturer reported the defect in a timely manner, provided false…

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Who’s Responsible in a Product Liability Lawsuit?

Defective products result in thousands of injuries per year, but in a subsequent claim, responsibility doesn’t always appear clear. In product liability law, all within the distribution chain are accountable for putting such an item on the market. Additionally, the product must meet consumers’ standard expectations and needs to have been sold in a traditional…

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New Airbag Recall Affects 2.1 Million Vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Chrysler

On January 31st, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall concerning airbags installed into vehicles from Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, and Honda Motor Co. 2.1 million vehicles launched in the early 2000 are affected. While 1 million of Honda’s and Toyota’s cars overlap with the Takata airbag recall from last…

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Trantolo & Trantolo Represents 2nd Connecticut GM Recall Victim

General Motors sent recall notices to 4.5 million owners of Saturn Ions and Chevy Cobalts, alerting them to the faulty ignition switch. Those falling within this group have until January 31st to file a claim with GM, and locally, one victim coming forward is Amber Synott, of Torrington. Reported in The Republican-American on January 4th,…

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