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August 2017 Archives

Mercedes-Benz settles products liability lawsuit

Mercedes-Benz owners in North Dakota who have suffered the consequences of defective and dangerous seat heaters may be interested to know that the manufacturer has settled a class action lawsuit involving approximately 270,000 vehicles. The products liability lawsuit, which was filed in another state, claimed the heating devices could cause fires. Although Mercedes proposed a settlement, the company continues to deny the allegations.

Workplace accident deemed preventable by OSHA

Employers in all industries in North Dakota are responsible for the health and safety of employees while they are on duty. Sadly, many lives are lost on work sites of business owners who fail to recognize the importance of providing safe work environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes guidelines for the safe operation of all industries, and compliance can prevent any workplace accident.

Workplace accident victim succumbs to injuries 11 days later

A man from northwest North Dakota went to work on July 28, never to return. The 47-year-old man suffered injuries in a workplace accident that ultimately led to his death on Aug. 8. Reportedly, he was a dump truck driver who hauled a load of concrete to a construction site on U.S. Highway 2 on that day in July.

Polaris faces products liability claim after off-road crash

When a person in North Dakota suffers a personal injury that results from using a defective or dangerous product, he or she has the right to seek recovery of damages. This was what a man in another state did after he was seriously injured while riding an off-road vehicle that he alleges was defective. The manufacturer of the vehicle, Polaris Industries Inc., along with related entities that include the dealership where it was bought, were listed as defendants in the products liability lawsuit.

Victim of North Dakota auto wreck succumbs to injuries

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that a man who was involved in a recent accident had since succumbed to his injuries. Vehicular homicide might be added to the multiple criminal charges that were filed against the driver who allegedly caused the auto wreck. The deceased driver was a 56-year-old man whose 54-year-old passenger also suffered injuries in the accident.

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