Kenmore Grilled for Hazardous Products

Summer grilling, by Wikimedia Commons user Frettie, licensed by Creative Commons.

Fired up over defective grills

In February 2017, a class action lawsuit was brought against Sears Roebuck and Co.(Sears) for selling Kenmore-brand barbecue grills with serious safety risks.

Plaintiffs claim that the grills in question – gas powered, and made with galvanized steel fireboxes – are unfit for use. Their firebox trays have been found to prematurely age and corrode within the grills’ normal lifespan, even when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The resulting hazard is that the disintegrating firebox trays leave the grills’ propane tanks exposed to flames, which can produce a deadly explosion.

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Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits Show No Sign of Stopping

Tesla S, by Pixaby user Al Abut, licensed by Creative Commons.

Life in the fast lane

The Tesla Model X, a product of Tesla Motors, is made for speed. The luxury SUV reaches 155MPH and hits 60MPH in 2.9 seconds. Tesla calls it the safest, fastest, and most capable SUV on the global market. But some owners cry foul, saying that once the car starts, it doesn’t stop. Read More

Ferrari Pumps Breaks on Tampering Lawsuit

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Too fast, too furious

Ferrari’s have always been known as popular sports cars. The very name conjures up an image of a sleek, futuristic coupe speeding around winding roads on the European countryside. A wrongfully terminated Ferrari salesman is firing back and accusing the European auto dealer of allowing “roll backs” on some of their cars. This, in theory, would decrease the mileage and make the car more valuable to potential buyers, interested in owning a flashy sports car. The lawsuit was filed by Robert Root of Palm Beach FL, who had been recently let go of a Ferrari dealership. Read More

Tiger Lawsuit Scratched from Court

White Tiger, by Wikimedia Commons user Sachinrohit12, licensed by Creative Commons.

Protected by some (legal) claws

Many people enjoy visiting their nearest zoo and seeing all types of exotic animals. Having said that, there are those who oppose keeping some of these creatures in captivity. In situations like these, you may think that a lawsuit would be brought against the zoo itself or a governing body that manages the park. This time, a defamation lawsuit was filed against the Animal Legal Defense Fund by Landry’s Inc, the company running a Texas-based aquarium who happened to own four white  bengal tigers. Landry’s claimed the ALDF was bringing false accusations regarding animal safety against them.  Read More

Disney Animators Draw Up Agreement

Cinderella's Castle - Magic Kingdom, by flickr user beanhead4529, licensed by Creative Commons.

If the glass slipper fits…

Anti-poaching agreements prohibit companies from pitching a potential position to, and subsequently hiring, employees from their competitors. The companies refrain from increasing their employees’ wages past the initial contracted rate, leaving the employees stagnant. As a result, the employees and their wages suffer.  The Walt Disney Company is guilty of anti-poaching practices, and have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit in the amount of $100 million. Other involved companies in this present settlement include Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Two PIC MC. Disney is the last of several major companies to settle. The animation and visual effects companies that previously entered settlements are DreamWorks Animation, Fox’s Blue Sky Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc., and Sony Pictures Animation Inc. Read More