Daily Archives: July 23, 2010 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
Regulation, Recall to Make Baby Products Safer

Parents with infants and toddlers should sleep better tonight. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced new federal safety standards for some baby products, with more on the way. Parents also now have a new product registration system to get notification of recalls of defective and dangerous nursery items.   New safety standards for walkers and bath seats, more coming Drop-side crib sales banned, 11 million cribs recalled Mandatory product registration and notification system in place   Industry Supports Push …

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Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
GM Buys AmeriCredit, Reenters Subprime Lending

General Motors got back into the business of making subprime auto loans yesterday. The carmaker, which is owned in part by the federal government, said it will buy AmeriCredit, a subprime lender. GM will pay $3.5 billion in cash for AmeriCredit. The deal raises a couple of important issues.   U.S. has $40 billion stake in GM Subprime credit tight since financial meltdown Buying a GM vehicle just got easier   GM Formerly a Big Subprime Player GM once had …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Judge Calls Dog Bite Minor, Child’s Ear Severed

Severed ear: minor. Prized pedigree pooch: priceless. A New Jersey Judge has refused to order a dog that bit off a child’s ear put down. The ruling came in an animal control case in New Jersey. The judge ruled that despite what he called a serious injury the animal was not vicious.   Dog bites most common animal-related injury "One bite" rule often applicable to dogs Homeowner’s insurance excludes coverage for some dog breeds   Owner’s Dogs Bit Before, Civil …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government by Arthur Buono  
Coal Industry Sues over Mountaintop Permitting

The coal mining industry has gone to court to try and block new regulations on mountaintop removal mining. A lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers claims the EPA has overstepped its authority and encroached on other agencies’ jurisdiction.   Stricter scrutiny of applications; new water quality regs Mountaintop removal a controversial mining method Coal in focus after Gulf oil spill   Obama Administration Limiting Mountaintop Removal Mountaintop removal involves mining coal by excavating …

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