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Tesla Sued Over Alleged Suspension Failure in Fatal Florida Crash

SAN FRANCISCO —Tesla Inc TSLA.O has been sued over an alleged suspension failure in a crash that killed the driver and a passenger in Florida last year and sparked a federal probe. The 2021 Model 3 vehicle had a “defective …

Kansas Court: Insurer had No Duty to Pay Policy Limit Before Demand Was Made

A claims adjuster’s sub-standard investigation of a potential fatal accident claim does not warrant a multi-million award of damages against an insurer that issued a policy with a $25,000 limit, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled. An appellate panel on …

One Missing in Pacific Northwest Flooding, Slides

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP)–At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific Northwest on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains. A 72-year-old man never returned after leaving his …

Sentence Reduced For Truck Driver in Triple-Fatal Crash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has reduced the sentence of a Mississippi truck driver convicted in an alcohol-related crash on a Pennsylvania interstate three years ago that killed three people, including a toddler. A Dauphin County judge originally sentenced …

Boeing Board to Face Investors’ Suit Over 737 Max Crashes

Boeing Co.’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly monitor safety issues and the development of 737 Max jetliners whose two fatal crashes have cost the company more than $20 billion. Delaware Chancery Judge Morgan …

U.S. FAA Finalizing Electronic Pilot Records Database

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it is finalizing rules establishing a long-delayed electronic pilot records database demanded by Congress in 2010 in the wake of a fatal crash. In March, the FAA published proposed rules to establish …

Police Say 3 Dead, Several Injured in 7-Car Crash in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three people have died and several people were injured in a seven-car crash on a highway in Idaho over the weekend, authorities said. A semi-truck, two passenger cars, three pickup trucks and an SUV crashed on …

U.S. Safety Board To Release Report On Texas Tesla Crash Within a Month

The U.S. transport safety board is working to publish as soon as possible a preliminary report on a recent Tesla vehicle crash in Texas in which local police said no one was in the driver’s seat, a senior official told …

NTSB: Pilot Error Likely Caused Vintage Bomber’s Fatal Crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. It cited …

Justices Say Accident Victims Can Sue Ford in State Courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Ford Motor Co. can be sued in the state courts of people who were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving Ford vehicles. The justices unanimously rejected the Michigan-based company’s …