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Justinian Lane

I am truly shocked. Chrysler did the right thing.

Considering that Chrysler has been such a powerhouse in the tort reform movement, the fact that they did this is remarkable.

Chrysler changes course on product liability claims

David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington -- The Chrysler Group LLC reversed course and agreed to accept product liability claims on vehicles built before the company's good assets exited bankruptcy on June 10.

Chrysler had left behind all of its product liability claims in bankruptcy, which drew outrage in Congress, in part because consumers could be involved in an accident with the 31 million Chrysler vehicles built before June that are on the nation's roads and have little recourse. 

Source: Chrysler changes course on product liability claims | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Aug 27, 2009 in Product Liability
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If you are shocked its because you assume corporations are immoral. They are not immoral - they are amoral. You similarly go wrong in assuming that the former ATLA (which was a better name than their current bogus name) is moral.

The trial bar, too, is amoral. I would guess as a whole the numbers of moral and immoral trial lawyers would match percentage of moral and immoral business people. Neither group has the moral high ground because they are two peas in a pod - both are big business

Posted by: Avenger | August 30, 2009 4:35 PM

I've always thought corporations are amoral profit-seekers. Thus, to me, it is shocking that a corporation did the right thing instead of the profit-seeking thing. Of course, it could be that they did some sort of a study that predicted they would lose sales by irritating the public. Personally, the reason I won't buy a Chrysler isn't because of their offensive stance on product liability lawsuits. It's because the one I already own is a poorly made piece of crap that has been in the shop more than any other car I've ever owned.

Posted by: Justinian Lane | September 1, 2009 9:52 AM