Bloomberg Politics (4/24, Stohr, Butters, 201K) reports that the Supreme Court on Monday “cleared the way for General Motors Co. to potentially face billions of dollars in legal claims over a deadly ignition-switch defect, turning away the carmaker’s appeal in a clash connected to its 2009 bankruptcy sale.” The court “left intact a federal appeals … Continue reading Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Supreme Court turns away GM’s appeal over ignition claims.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that General Motors cannot avoid lawsuits from pre-bankruptcy ignition-switch defect victims. The court overturned a bankruptcy judge’s ruling this week that had protected GM from those lawsuits because of the company’s 2009 bankruptcy restructuring. The ruling gives new life to hundreds of lawsuits from potential victims of … Continue reading GM Ignition Cases: Court of Appeals Rules that Ignition-switch lawsuits against GM can proceed
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NBC Nightly News (1/17, story 5, 4:35, Snow) reported that, according to an NBC investigation, there are more complaints about stalling in GM vehicles that were already repaired as part of a massive recall to fix a problem with ignition switches. NBC says the vehicles involved were some of the 2.6 million that were recalled … Continue reading Product Liability: Additional problems reported with vehicles involved in GM recall.
The AP (11/10, Krisher) reports from Detroit that US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber “has ruled that people suing General Motors over faulty ignition switches can seek punitive damages that could cost the company millions of dollars or more.” When General Motors “emerged from a 2009 bankruptcy, it became known as ‘New GM,’” and “the new … Continue reading Product Liability: Bankruptcy judge’s ruling could expose GM to larger verdicts in ignition cases.