Special Report: How secrecy in U.S. courts hobbles regulators

Investing.com | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Something wasn’t right with the Rhino.
  • In just a handful of cases over the past several decades, hundreds of thousands of people were killed or injured by defective products – cars, drugs, guns – while information about the risks was hidden from consumers and regulators, sometimes for years, behind broad protective orders.
  • Friedman was at NHTSA during General Motors (NYSE:GM) Co’s notorious 2014 recall of millions of cars with defective ignition switches, ultimately linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries.