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Panel to Study Cyber Security Issues at St. Jude After Heart Device Claims

Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said it plans to set up a medical advisory board focused on cyber security issues affecting patient care and safety. St. Jude said in a statement that the group, known as the Cyber Security …

Truck Hauling Takata Air Bag Inflators to Texas Site Explodes; 1 Killed

A truck transporting Takata Corp air bag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas earlier this month, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said. The truck …

Canadian Grain Bin Maker Sued by North Dakota Insurance Company

A North Dakota-based insurance company is accusing a major farm equipment manufacturer from Canada of making defective grain bins. Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co. of Jamestown is suing Winnipeg-based Westeel in federal court. The suit seeks unspecified damages. The insurance …

Dallas Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $500M in Hip Implants Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $502 million to a group of patients who accused the company of hiding flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to prematurely fail and left them facing surgeries and pain, …

Jury: Toyota Must Pay $11M Fatal Minnesota Crash

A federal jury in Minneapolis found that Toyota Motor Corp. must pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal 2006 crash after deciding that a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partly to blame for the Minnesota wreck. …

Jury: Texas Company Should Pay $175M in Guardrail Case

A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each …

New Wisconsin Lemon Law Limits Time to Seek Damages

If the vehicle you just bought turns out to be a lemon, you’ll have less time in Wisconsin to seek damages from the manufacturer and you won’t get as much money. The restrictions that went into effect on March 1 …