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Ford, Bosch face class action over F-250, F-350 Super Duty diesel emissions cheating allegations

The Ford Motor Co. and Robert Bosch GMbH are facing a class action lawsuit over allegations of emissions cheating on select Ford F-250 and F-350 diesel models. The lawsuit – filed in Michigan federal court – alleges that at least 500,000 Ford Super Duty diesel trucks were equipped by Ford and Bosch with a software defeat devices that was designed to conceal the high emissions levels of these vehicles. Read the full article…

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Fentanyl overdose deaths linked to opioid epidemic cause two-year drop in US life expectancy, CDC says

A surge in overdose deaths caused by fentanyl and other opioid painkillers has caused life expectancies in the United States to fall for two years in a row, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency says that it was the first time that life expectancy in the U.S. has declined two years in a row for more than a generation. Read the full article…

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European lawsuit alleges GM ‘lied’ about emissions

The French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen has filed a €500 million ($590 million) lawsuit against General Motors over allegations that they “lied” about vehicle emissions. The lawsuit is the latest emissions allegation against GM, which is also facing lawsuits in the U.S. over charges of emissions cheating on Chevrolet and GMC Duramax diesel trucks. Read the full article…

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Texas worker awarded $200K verdict over injuries from fall at Victoria plant

A Victoria, Texas man has been awarded $200,000 in damages in a personal injury lawsuit filed against Brand Energy Solutions and the Formosa Plastics Corporation. Curt Lindsey alleged that he was seriously injured after falling from faulty scaffolding that was built by Brand Energy at the Formosa Plastics plant in Calhoun County, Texas. Read the full article…

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Judicial panel centralizes opioid lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors in Ohio MDL

Dozens of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers by state and local governments have been consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled last week that approximately 180 lawsuits filed in districts across the country would be heard by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio. Read the full article…

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Lawsuit Filed Against Audi by HO&P Over Gasoline Emissions Cheating

Heygood Orr & Pearson is representing clients in lawsuits being filed against Audi accusing the company of installing a software defeat device on certain gasoline powered models in order to hide the emissions levels of these vehicles. Audi is currently facing a number of lawsuits filed on behalf of vehicle owners who purchased or leased one of the vehicles equipped with the defeat device.  Read the full article…

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HO&P files lawsuits against Chrysler, Bosch on behalf of Dodge, Jeep owners over diesel emissions cheating

Heygood Orr & Pearson is representing clients in lawsuits against Chrysler and Bosch accusing the two companies of installing emissions defeat devices on 2014-2016 Dodge RAM 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 liter EcoDiesel models. This defeat device was designed to hide nitrogen oxide emissions from the vehicles that were up to 10 times above federal pollution limits.  Read the full article…

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Heygood, Orr & Pearson represent consumers who have elected to opt-out of the national VW class action settlement

Since the very beginning of the revelation of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have been working diligently to uncover the details of the scandal, to determine the identity of exactly which entities and individuals were involved in fraud, and  to bring justice to the consumers who were defrauded.  Read the full article…

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