Ex-Toyota Lawyer says Documents Prove Company Hid Damaging Information
When former in-house defense attorney Dimitrios Biller resigned from his top post at Toyota, he walked out with something potentially more valuable than his nearly $4 million severance package. Read more.
Toyota President to Testify Before Congress
Akio Toyoda, the president and CEO of Toyota, and Yoshimi Inaba, president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, answer questions from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee on the recall of 8 million vehicles worldwide. All updates are Eastern Standard Time. Read more.
Toyota Faces Criminal Investigation, Tough Hearing
This week’s congressional hearings on Toyota’s safety problems are shaping up to be a lot more than the mere public shaming we’ve come to expect from recent corporate floggings on Capitol Hill. They could yield crucial insights that determine how Toyota’s recall crisis develops in the months ahead. Read more.
Tyler Attorney Jeffrey T. Embry Honored by Texas Bar Foundation
Jeffery T. Embry with Hossley and Embry LLP has ben elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Read more.
Disputed Toyota Documents Could Shed Light on Safety Accusations
As Toyota Motor Corp. scrambles to contain its sudden-acceleration crisis, another potential blow to the automaker’s credibility is lurking in the form of a former Toyota attorney who is accusing the automaker in federal court of concealing safety issues from the public. Read more.
Verdict Search – GM Settles Airbag Case
Airbag failed to deploy; woman’s face struck windshield. Read more.
Appeals Court to Reconsider VW Fatality Case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has agreed to rehear en banc a product liability lawsuit, just a few months after a three-judge panel of the court ruled that a lower court had improperly decided not to move a case filed by car crash victims against Volkswagen AG. Read more.
Family Speaks Out About Vioxx Settlement
Almost five billion dollars will be paid to thousands of people hurt by the drug Vioxx and some of those people live right here in East Texas. Read more.
Volkswagen Crash Victims Want Cases Merged
A Texas couple whose daughter was killed in a car crash involving a Volkswagen AG Beetle wants to combine two lawsuits accusing the car manufacturer of negligence for not equipping its vehicles with electronic stability control technology. Read more.
Verdict reached in case – From STAFF REPORTS
An Ellis County jury recently awarded $1.5 million to the family of the late Fred Ramirez, reaching a decision after a two-week trial in 40th District Court. Read more.