In a case that may have an impact on Arkansas motorists, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled on Nov. 9 that people suing General Motors over recalled ignition switches can seek punitive damages. The decision could potentially cost the automaker millions of dollars.
Parents in Arkansas may want to be aware that some popular toys could be unsafe for their children. In December of 2014, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund posted a list of potentially dangerous toys.
Arkansas vehicle owners should be aware that an automotive supplier was asked to recall approximately 7.78 million automotive airbags after it was discovered that they can potentially release shrapnel and plastic when deployed. It is believed that at least two deaths have been caused by the defective air bags.
This week, the Obama Administration released a climate report that said the effects of global warming are already severe in the United States.
General Motors has made a controversial filing in federal court, asking a judge to shield them from liability in about 50 class action lawsuits stemming from a dangerous product defect in vehicles that date back more than ten years. The defect in this case is the faulty ignition switch, which would become loose and shut off the car’s electrical system, causing essential safety systems like the airbags not to deploy.