- 2012-01670 Giovanni Rodriguez Regalado a/n/f of Giovanni Izaiah Regalado, a Minor v. Centerpoint Energy, Inc. and CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., In the 333rd Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas
Reached a confidential settlement amount. CenterPoint installed a plastic pipe some years prior to the house explosion. The pipe cracked causing natural gas to leak under the foundation of the home eventually igniting causing the explosion and fire.
- 10-12249-278-01; Phillip A. Rippley, Ind. & a/n/f of Alex Rippley and Lauren Rippley, minors; Brenda Rippley, Ind. & a/n/f of Alex Rippley and Lauren Rippley, minors; and Mary Ann Fowler, Ind. & as Statutory Beneficiary of Stephanie Fowler, Deceased vs. Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., et. al., In the 278th Judicial District Court of Madison County, Texas.
Confidential settlement of death and multi-party injury product defect case. While the parties were in a Toyota Tacoma, the vehicle fishtailed as it rounded a curve and eventually steered out of controlled and rolled. Three passengers were seriously injured in the accident, and another passenger was killed. Plaintiffs alleged the Toyota PreRunner was defective because it was not equipped with VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) a computerized technology feature that would have prevented the loss-of-control rollover at issue.
- Case No. C1 11-7176; Richard Shaneyfelt, an individual and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Judith Shaneyfelt, Deceased, and as Next Friend of Jason Shaneyfelt, a minor; Ryan Shaneyfelt; Michelle Sullivan vs. Ford Motor Company, et. al., In the District Court of Douglas County, State of Nebraska
Confidential settlement of death and multi-party injury product defect case. This family was traveling down an Oklahoma highway when the driver lost control and rolled over. Each of the occupants were injured and the driver died at the scene.
Plaintiffs claimed the Explorer was not crashworthy because it lacked side curtain airbags.