13 Jul Confidential $4 Million Settlement
Morris Haynes received $4,185,983.75 for our clients in a case involving a defective Takata airbag that deployed with too much force causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and go across a median into oncoming traffic and get hit by an oncoming vehicle killing the driver and the four children in the vehicle and severely injuring the front seat passenger. The Takata airbag recall has been labelled the “largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history” by the NHTSA. Takata pled guilty to criminal misconduct in January 2017 and entered into a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. $850 million of that settlement goes to automakers who have been impacted by these defective Takata airbags, and $25 million is a fine for the company’s egregious behavior. The remaining $125 million has been set aside for victim compensation.