Tire Pressure, Lawyer Litigation and Politics

Do you remember when the Ford Explorer and Firestone Tire issue rocked the automotive world? It was a huge show down between class action lawyers and the industry, with the government regulators close in tow. Windzup  Billions of dollars in future company revenues were lost, brand names torched and the lawsuit ended with a huge settlement. The regulators were expected to make some huge changes, but that is not what happened. Premiumpbn

 The tire pressure issue was over turned by the NHTSA, but many expected it to come back stronger next time as consumer groups and politicians judging the wind flow see the political advantage of caving into such demands came to the opportunistic table. Ahsapstor

 Folks in the tire business cringe to consider it, as it will open the tire industry to more class action lawsuits. Millsfire The RMA Rubber Manufacturers Association wanted to fight PSI level (amount of air in the tires) definitions, because it is not a one size fits all. Many things go into deciding proper inflation and PSI levels depending on such things: Bycheapandchic Stay one step of the game, there is business out there for all of us, you just have to look a little harder sometimes. My line of thinking, if the government cut schooling, I’d better earn enough to send my Kids to private school, if they cut NHS I’d better earn enough to get private health care for my family. This is what drives me to work harder. Atlantacarpetrestoration  I’m pretty qualified to say this as I launched my full time PT business in the middle of the recession, in a budget gym with 4 established personal trainers in place at the beginning of July and I still came up trumps! And you are in exactly the same position as me. Questequinewelfare  You can’t control the government, you can’t control your clients being made redundant and you can’t control the economy. What you can control is how you act, the amount you work and the intelligence applied to your business. Electrolocos  I have a fridge magnet that says “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” and it looks like its raining right now! So focus on what you can do to “dance in the rain” and don’t ever blame the economy or anything else for you not being successful. Normsclubhouse

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