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Dec 12
2014
Two organizations have filed a petition to halt the use of unsafe tanker cars, possibly as the first step to a lawsuit, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

Two groups have filed a petition, which could lead to a lawsuit , with the United States Department of Transportation to immediately stop the transport of crude oil in older railway cars. The groups are seeking an emergency order within 30 days. Potential Problems The petition, filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, cites recent oil train accidents and explosions related to the rupture of older cars carrying crude oil. The groups...

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Dec 05
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on December 5, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

With the potential for lawsuit filings when a young person is killed in a car accident, research indicates that the type of car a teenager drives may have more to do with injuries and fatalities than anything else. A studies have found that most teenagers are driving cars that are older, smaller and offer fewer safety features. Insurance Industry Study A report...