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Toyota Agrees to $1.1 Billion Settlement Tied to Sudden Accelerations

DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp. agreed on a $1.1 billion settlement toward the class-action lawsuit related to issues of sudden acceleration in its vehicles. A suit was filed in 2010 after numerous complaints were made that Toyota automobiles were accelerating suddenly and causing accidents and injuries.  Since then more then 8 million vehicles in the […]

Toyota settled injury claim over sudden acceleration long before latest settlement

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Months before Toyota Motor Corp.’s $1.1 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit, the Japanese automaker settled a long and hard fought battle in Kent County Circuit Court over claims that their cars were prone to sudden acceleration. In the summer of 2011, Toyota Motor Corp settled two injury cases brought […]

Historic 35 Car Pileup on LIE Leaves One Dead & 33 Injured

All eastbound and westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway re-opened Thursday morning following a 35 car pileup that killed one person and injured 33 others. A 68-year-old woman died after her Toyota Camry was hit in the midst of a 33 car pileup that happened on Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer hit cars in […]

14-Year-Old Struck by Vehicle in Medford

MEDFORD — A 14-year-old from Bellmore was struck by a vehicle and hospitalized, according to Suffolk police. The teen was struck in the left leg Friday night on Patchogue Yaphank Road, police said. The driver was a 66-year-old man from North Patchogue, sources said. No information has been provided so far on the victim’s condition. […]

Hospira Recall – potential for serious injury

December 14, 2012 – Lake Forest, Ill – Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), issued this press release today to further inform the general public about a previously communicated voluntary user-level recall of three lots of Carboplatin Injection due to visible particulates identified during a retain sample inspection. Findings have identified the particles as Carboplatin crystals. Hospira […]

OPERATION REBUILD HOPE – Hurricane Sandy Relief Event

Our firm, Buttafuoco & Associates, has teamed up with WLIX Hope Radio, GodisAble.org and ORLI (operation restore long island) to bring to long island OPERATION REBUILD HOPE this saturday, december 15th from 10am-3pm at Bethpage Assembly of God. Superstorm Sandy destroyed or left uninhabitable more than 2,000 homes in Nassau and Suffolk.  The homes are […]

BMW Recalling 30,000 X5 Sport Utilities

BMW is recalling almost 30,000 of its diesel-powered 2009-12 X5 sport utilities because the power-assist for the steering may fail, according to a report from the automaker posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. BMW says it is possible that a bolt could loosen “due to a number of unfavorable […]

Doctor in Pharmacy Killer case charged in overdose deaths

Stan Li, who prescribed more than 2,500 pain pills to Medford pharmacy killer David Laffer, is being arraigned Thursday morning in Manhattan on manslaughter charges in connection with two overdose deaths, one involving a Long Island man, according to New York City’s Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Li already faced charges of reckless endangerment and […]

generic Lipitor (atorvastatin) recalled after glass discovered…

Ranbaxy Laboratories (generic drug maker) will stop manufacturing its version of Pfizer Inc’s cholesterol fighter, Lipitor, while it gets to the bottom of the cause of a recent recall. Earlier this month, after the company discovered contamination with tiny glass particles, Ranbaxy recalled certain lots of the widely used cholesterol lowering medicine known generically as […]