A rush job with fatal effects?: As the investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia this month continues, the picture that seems to be emerging is a one of a faulty sensor, problematic software and hubris. With European aircraft maker Airbus threatening to lure away [...]
Tag: Auto and Highway Safety
Federal officials concede that the death toll is an undercount. Fatalities involving some trail machines are not included.
Business groups call on well-connected lobbying firm to help thwart unwanted federal standards. They have not been disappointed.
When sued for withholding records, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fared poorly in court.
Faulty lines, fires sparked: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. acknowledged that its equipment likely started what became the most destructive fire in California's history, burning nearly 14,000 homes last November and killing 85 people, the Los Angeles Times reports. The company has filed for bankruptcy protection and faces dozens of lawsuits [...]
Apple grasps the danger of drivers fiddling with their iPhones. But the company hasn't implemented technology to prevent this distraction, and courts have ruled it has no legal duty to do so.
Innocent bystanders and others are killed when police chase drivers at high speeds, often for minor infractions and in risky circumstances.
Business groups that howl about bogus lawsuits and plaintiff lawyers who claim to fight for ordinary folks victimized by corporations engage in a war of words.
Sweeping rollback, sought by farmers and developers, would eliminate safeguards for many wetlands and streams
Attorney David Kurtz's suit for 4 crash victims morphed into a legal fight calling into question the integrity of America’s No. 1 tire maker.
Without explanation, officials eventually altered crash data, revealing a death toll more than 3 times higher than previously acknowledged.
Car companies got more regulatory relief than they bargained for after they asked the administration to ease mileage requirements.
Weakened rules on how public lands may be used have spurred a surge in the leasing of parcels for oil and gas drilling