U.S. District Judge Calls Couple’s Atlas Chalet Shingles Lawsuit Failed to Adequately Assert an Economic Loss

A Georgia federal judge ruled earlier this month that a South Carolina couple who brought a class action against Atlas Roofing Corp. failed to adequately assert an economic loss from their purchase of Atlas Chalet shingles. It is necessary to do so under South Carolina law in order to prove strict liability or negligence for a product liability tort.

David and Patricia Dickson alleged in their complaint that the manufacturing process allowed moisture to enter the shingles, creating gas bubbles that expanded in the sun, blistering and cracking them, according to Law360.com. Continue reading U.S. District Judge Calls Couple’s Atlas Chalet Shingles Lawsuit Failed to Adequately Assert an Economic Loss

Portable Bed Handles Can Shift and Create a Potentially Deadly Gap Between the Bed Handles and Mattress

Bed Handles Inc. is recalling about 113,000 adult portable bed handles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced this week.

The bed handles pose a risk of entrapment when they are attached to an adult bed without the use of safety retention straps, because the handles can shift and create a gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. Continue reading Portable Bed Handles Can Shift and Create a Potentially Deadly Gap Between the Bed Handles and Mattress

Montana Jury Orders Hyundai to Pay $240 Million to Families of Two Teens Killed in 2011 Crash

Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motor America have been ordered by a jury to pay more than $240 million in damages to the families of two teens killed in a 2011 Arlee, Montana, crash.

The jury handed down the verdict after more than two weeks of testimony and two days of deliberations. The twelve jurors found that a defective steering knuckle caused the crash and that Hyundai had prior knowledge of the defect and acted with malice, according to ValleyJournal.net. Continue reading Montana Jury Orders Hyundai to Pay $240 Million to Families of Two Teens Killed in 2011 Crash