Monthly Archives: October 2017

Are Cars Purchased from CarMax Safe?

Planning on shopping for a car at CarMax anytime soon? You should be aware that some of the vehicles there may not be safe to drive. A recent study showed that many of the vehicles at selected CarMax lots had recalled vehicle parts that had not yet been repaired. The survey examined vehicles at three lots (one in Connecticut, one in Massachusetts and one in California) and discovered that 27 percent of vehicles for sale had at least one open recall. These recalls included, among other things, Takata’s notorious defective air bag inflators as well as General Motors ignition switches. Both of these auto components have been linked to car accident injuries and deaths. The Takata air bag problem was is so widespread that it led to the largest automobile recall in modern history as well as Takata Corp.’s bankruptcy. It is not illegal under federal law to sell a…
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After a Girl is Struck by a Foul Ball, the Question is Raised: What is the Baseball Rule?

During a New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins game in September, a line drive by Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier hit a young girl in the face. Since then, Frazier has been in contact with the family. According to their correspondence, the young girl is doing much better after her injury. Frazier intends to visit the girl and her family. Despite the apparent friendliness between the two families, this incident brings up an interesting question. Does the family have any recourse from the stadium, or is the potential of being struck by a foul ball an assumed risk? According to an analysis from Bloomberg News, over 1,700 spectators are injured every baseball season by baseballs coming off bats, or broken pieces of the bats themselves. Sometimes, these injuries are serious, involving fractures, neurological damage and sometimes, life-threatening injuries. The Baseball Rule The Baseball Rule is a longstanding rule that imposes…
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