So far, more than 14 million vehicles from 11 automakers have been recalled due to faulty airbags. On November 18, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called on automakers to expand the recall of airbags nationwide.
Dignity Health has agreed to pay the United States $37 million to settle allegations that 13 of its hospitals in California, Nevada and Arizona defrauded Medicare and TRICARE by admitting patients who could have been treated on a less costly out-patient basis.
North Florida Shipyards and its president have agreed to pay $1 million to the United States to settle claims that they violated the False Claims Act by creating a front company in order to be awarded Coast Guard contracts that were designated for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs).
This month, U.S. federal safety regulators urged the owners of more than five million vehicles to “act immediately” to get airbags fixed. A recent New York Times investigation showed that Honda and Takata for years delayed taking decisive action before issuing airbag recalls.
With Ohio being the most recent state to ban the installation on the Trinity guardrail system ET-Plus, 31 states have now banned the deadly guardrail system.