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Starr Austen & Miller Investigates GM’s SUV Recall For Door Fires Which Affects Indiana Consumers

Scott Starr announced today that the firm is continuing to investigate potential products liability claims related to General Motor’s announced recall of approximately 250,000 sports utility vehicles which have a door electrical problem which can cause fires. The defect reported is a door electrical problem which occurs when fluid enters the driver’s door module, which can eventually lead to the shorting out of the electrical components. These shorts can cause both the power door lock and powder window switches either to become completely inoperative, or to only work intermittently. Further, the short can cause overheating, and/or melting of the components which...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating GE Dishwasher Recall

Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related to certain General Electric (GE) dishwashers, which have been recalled because of the danger of potential fires. GE has voluntarily recalled approximately 1.3 million dishwashers, sold from March 2006 through August 2009, because the heating element can fail, causing fires as reported by USAToday.  In fact, GE has received reports of seven different fires, three of which caused extensive property damage, although no physical injuries have been reported. The models involved in the recall include: GE, GE Adora,...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating 2013 Ford Escape Fuel Line Fire Recalls

Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related to a recall of the 2013 Ford Escape for those vehicles containing a 1.6 liter engine. The Ford Escape has a new redesign for the model year 2013, and had only recently begun production of the new model at the Louisville, Kentucky Ford plant. While trying to launch this new version of the compact SUV, Ford announced a recall of approximately 11,500 vehicles manufactured between early April through July 11, 2012 all of which have a...

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DuPont Imprelis Class Action Update

[youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuHnjBb7TTA rel=0 fs=1 autohide=1 modestbranding=1] Defective herbicide Imprelis continues to hinder tree growth as late as May 2011. Scott Starr, attorney at Starr Austen & Miller has been traveling for the last two months with expert witnesses visiting golf courses and observing the damages done to their trees. Evergreen trees should be sprouting new growth this time of year, but there appears to be no new growth. It's clear to us that Imprelis continues to damage these trees....

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Hackers: more than 450,000 code names from Yahoo users posted online

CNN has reported that hackers had posted login information on a Web page for what the hackers said were more than 450,000 Yahoo users. Yahoo verified the hack of Yahoo Voices, a publishing tool, citing "approximately 400,000" filched usernames and passwords. However, according to a Yahoo statement, less than five percent of the violated accounts had valid passwords. A note appearing on the post page said, "We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat, There have been many security holes exploited in Web servers belonging...

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DeWitt & Schrader Ponzi Scheme Lawsuit Announced by Starr Austen & Miller

View the Complaint Scott Starr of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP,announced today that the firm has commenced a lawsuit against the independent certified public accounting firm, and one of its principals and employees, who were involved in rendering services for the Keenan Hauke Ponzi scheme on behalf of its client, the court appointed Receiver for Samex Capital Partners, LLC. The case is entitled “William E. Wendling, Jr., as Receiver for Samex Capital Partners, LLC v. DeWitt & Schrader, P.C., David M. DeWitt, and Matthew S. Hickey,” and was filed on July 9, 2012 in Marion County. Keenan...

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Garfield Park Pool Chemical Spill Or Leak Causes Many To Go To Hospital

On June 21, 2012 around 2:00 p.m., there was a chemical spill or leak at the Garfield Park Aquatic Center, located at 2345 Pagoda Drive, in Indianapolis, Indiana's Southside. The Garfield Park public pool is a popular destination for kids and adults alike, such as on a hot day such as this. Although some reports are calling the problem to be a chemical leak or spill, at least one report from Shari Patton, a parent of three children swimming at the pool, described the incident as an "explosion." Of course, this story is still developing, so it remains to be seen...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating Toyota & General Motors Door Fires

Mario Massillamany of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related to certain vehicles manufactured by Toyota and General Motors, both of which have had several complaints of door fires resulting from faulty power window switches in the driver’s side door, which may overheat and cause fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation recently announced that it had upgraded its investigation of certain Toyota models to an engineering analysis, which is not yet a recall, but can precede one. Specifically, over 1.4...

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Court Ruling a Roadblock for Class Action Lawsuits

Matthew Wolf was a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the Army Reserves is 2007 when was called to duty in Afghanistan. He was about a year into his 39-month lease for his Nissan Infiniti and, according to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, he was entitled to get back the $400 he’d paid in advance on his future monthly installments. But Nissan didn’t respond. Wolf’s lawyer filed a lawsuit in 2010 in Federal District Court, New Jersey, on behalf of Wolf and any other service member with a similar claim against Nissan. However, the lawsuit ran into a roadblock in...

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Arson Charges Dismissed Against Grissom Airmen Benjiman Durr

Mark Fryman Jr. of the Logansport law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, is pleased to announce today that the arson charges against his clients, Air Force Staff Sergeant Benjiman Durr and his wife, Wendy Durr have been dismissed by Cass County Prosecutor Kevin Enyeart in the State of Indiana v. Wendy Durr, Cause No. 09D02-1201-FC-000004 and State of Indiana v. Benjiman Durr, Cause No. 09D02-1201-FC-00003. Air Force Staff Sergeant Benjiman Durr worked as a Security Officer at Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, Indiana and was a member of the Honor Guard.  The mission of the U.S. Air Force...

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