Australian man likely 18th death from faulty Takata airbags

An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag.


Victims' lawyers say unjust to halt U.S. airbag cases vs. carmakers

Lawyers for people injured by Takata's defective airbags told a judge there was "no basis" for an "unjust" request by the company's U.S. unit to halt hundreds of consumer lawsuits.

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Governments get mad when you fail to comply with their rules and regulations, doubly so when you intentionally break them.

New CFPB rule prohibits lenders from forcing arbitration

The CFPB banned banks and other financial services companies from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts to prevent consumers pursuing claims of wrongdoing from joining class-action lawsuits. The rule could have a wide-ranging impact on automaker's captive finance units and other auto lenders.

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