A History of Airbag Choices

Posted: September 2, 2016 by Nazim in Money Money!, Technology


Last weekend, the New York Times ran a svelte history of the Takata airbags, the ones that are now being recalled in millions of vehicles because they explode, although not in the way depicted above. Following the convoluted series of choices helps illustrate some of the difficulties involved in a lawsuit against a large manufacturer for a problem, and why these lawsuits at times run aground if the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s law firm runs out of steam (money) to carry on the suit, as happened in the case made famous by John Travolta in A Civil Action. This is also why the right to sue can be sold to someone who can actually see it through.

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