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Rule 11 Agreement Filed Over A Year After It Was Signed Is Enforceable

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In Markarian v. Markarian, the Dallas Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s ruling that a final divorce decree signed by the parties, and filed over a year after it was signed, was enforceable pursuant to Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 11 provides that agreements must be (1) in writing, (2) signed, and (3) filed …

General Motors Recalls Chevrolet Impala Over Faulty Seatbelts

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General Motors has recalled over 300,000 Chevrolet Impalas.  The recall effects only 2009 and 2010 year model vehicles.  The Impalas are being recalled because General Motors determined through warranty claims that seatbelts in the front seats may not be properly anchored, which can cause the seatbelts to separate during a crash and leave passengers unrestrained. Customers will be notified by General Motors’ dealers by …

Toyota Extends Recall And Suspends Sales Over Accelerator Problem

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Yesterday, Toyota Motor Corporation extended its recall from last fall and added an additional 2.3 million vehicles to the recall list over problems with accelerators in a number of its most popular vehicles.  Toyota also suspended sales and stopped production of a number of the models subject to the recall until a fix can be implemented. The accelerator problem has been linked to a …