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May 12, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: In a potentially crushing blow to General Motors, the US Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal from the automaker asking for a legal shield to protect GM from lawsuits related to faulty ignition switches on its vehicles.Read [ Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits ]
April 26, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Plaintiffs Give Up on GM Faulty Ignition Switch Fund, Look to Courts Instead ]
New York, NY A division has formed between plaintiffs trying or having tried to access a compensation fund established by General Motors for victims of faulty GM ignition switches, and those plaintiffs who have either given up on the fund, don’t qualify, or at the end of the day feel they would fare better with the courts. The dividing of the camps adds to the drama over the faulty ignition switches that plaintiffs allege GM knew about and tried to hide. In the end, many plaintiffs are bailing on the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Fund, opting to face the courts on their own.
December 25, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Consequences of GM Recall Extended As Guilty Plea in Fatal Crash Overturned ]
Dallas, TX The numbers involved in the GM recall tell a lot of the story. Millions of cars subjected to the GM ignition recall, 36 deaths, many more injured. These are all allegedly the result of an ignition switch that can inadvertently switch out of the “on” position to the “off” or “accessory” position. But the consequences extend beyond those numbers, to one woman who was found guilty of causing a crash that killed her fiancé, and has spent years blaming herself for the accident.
November 21, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ More Damning Revelations in the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Controversy ]
Detroit, MI In what can only be described as a damning revelation, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers at the center of an ignition switch controversy is alleged to have quietly ordered a massive quantity of ignition switch parts without submitting filings to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The order, totaling 500,000 switches and worth $2.7 million, was put through about two months before General Motors (GM) notified federal regulators and the general public about GM faulty ignition switches.
July 25, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ GM’s Plan to Pay $22 Per Car Not Good Enough ]
Montgomery, AL Ever vigilant on this GM file, the lawyers representing families and victims of GM’s catastrophic ignition failure are extremely critical of the $400 million compensation plan as laid out in a report to shareholders. That would work out to about $22 per vehicle according to lawyers.
May 20, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Melton Family Wants the Truth from GM ]
Marietta, GA Too much posturing and still not enough facts on the table might be the way to look at the GM faulty ignition switch story at this point.
Inside the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Recall—LawyersandSettlements.com Speaks with Attorney Lance Cooper
April 9, 2014. By LAS Staff Writer.
Read [ Inside the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Recall—LawyersandSettlements.com Speaks with Attorney Lance Cooper ]
When Brooke Melton’s parents walked into Attorney Lance Cooper’s office with questions about their late daughter’s car accident, little did anyone know at the time that their meeting would serve as the catalyst for a massive GM recall and contrition on the part of an automotive juggernaut.Marietta, GA (Press Release): The recently announced recall of 2.6 million vehicles by General Motors (GM) with regard to faulty ignition switches* in some models, has its roots in a meeting between the parents of crash victim Brooke Melton, and Georgia attorney Lance Cooper. That meeting ultimately led to the GM lawsuit, Melton v. General Motors (Case No. 2011-A-2652), filed by Cooper on behalf of the Meltons. In an interview with LawyerandSettlements.com, Cooper reveals the Melton family first consulted his office following their daughter’s death out of concern that Brooke’s car had impacted another vehicle. They wondered if their daughter’s estate might be liable.
April 1, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ GM Issues Third Massive Recall for Alleged Defective Power Steering ]
Detroit, MI Further to the massive GM recalls involving alleged defects in air bag deployment and ignition switches, General Motors has now issued a third large recall involving more than 1.3 million vehicles in the US and 145,700 in Canada that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
March 22, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Top Attorney talks with LAS about the GM ignition system problems that have allegedly led to numerous accidents and, in the case of Brooke Melton, even death.Read [ Leading GM Injury Lawyer Speaks out on NHTSA Failures, GM’s Apparent Disregard ]