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  • GM to Pay $900M to End Criminal Charges over Ignition Switch Defect
    New York, NY: General Motors (GM) has agreed to pay $900 million to bring closure to criminal charges brought against by the US government over allegations the automaker hid a handle lethal ignition switch defect, which has resulted in at least 124 deaths. According to a report in Automotive News, GM admitted to failing to disclose the defect to...
  • Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits
    May-12-17 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. On April 24, 2017, the US Supreme Court refused to review GM's appeal in which the automaker asked the...
  • General Motors Faulty Ignition Lawsuit News & Legal Informatio
    General Motors in 2014 recalled 2.6 million vehicles involving GM ignition switches that could potentially turn off on their own, shutting down the engine and disabling airbags while the vehicle was in motion. The faulty ignition switches were used in various models, mainly the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, which GM started manufacturing in 2002 and 2003...
  • Were GM Lawyers Involved in Ignition Switch Defect Cover Up?
    Apr-8-14 Washington, DC In house lawyers at General Motors are under suspicion for their possible role in a cover up of the GM ignition switch design defect and subsequent recall. According to media reports, House and Senate hearings revealed that GM’s legal department apparently played a role in delaying the recall. Further, GM’s lawyers have be...
  • General Motors Corporation recalls 155,000 Model Year 2005 Sierra's.
    General Motors Corporation announced on 2/4/2005 that it was recalling approximately 155,465 new 2005 Sierra's due to reports that some trucks, SUV's and Vans in the Sierra line are equipped with Bosch hydro-boost brake assemblies and that the hydraulic brake booster pressure accumulator on those models may crack and separate from the hydro-boost assemb...
  • Autism Lawsuit - Autism Medication, SSRI Autism, Autism Attorney
    Research indicates the potential for a link between using an SSRI and autism . Families with autistic children are seeking autism lawyers to file an autism lawsuit , claiming that prenatal exposure to certain antidepressant drugs—SSRIs such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor and Paxil—caused autism. Antidepressants and Au...
  • GM Issues Another Recall for 5 Different Defects in 2,7 Million Vehicles
    May-15-14 Detroit, MI Another massive GM Recall has been announced by General Motors Co, this time involving almost 3 million vehicles globally. The recall has been issued to fix five separate safety problems that have allegedly caused injuries and resulted of hundreds of complaints being filed. These recalls are the latest of 24 separate recalls GM has issued...
  • California Labor Lawsuit News & California Employment Legal Help
    California labor laws are put in place to protect you. The California labor employment law and the California prevailing wage law ensures that your employer does not violate wage and hour issues.  Although California boasts some of the strictest state labor laws in the country with stiff penalties for violations, California labor lawsuits are on the ris...
  • Lawsuit claims Delphi and GM in violation of ERISA
    Sep-16-09 Former employees of Delphi Corporation and General Motors Corporation have filed a lawsuit against the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation stating the termination of their ERISA plan was a federal violation. The suit, filed on September 14 in Detroit, Michigan, takes issue with the termination of employee pension plans at Delphi and its reassign...
  • Faulty Airbag Switch Prompts Massive Cadillac Recall
    General Motors has recalled 12,662 MY2009 Cadillac CTS vehicles for a possible faulty passenger airbag-sensing system. The defective switch could disable the front-passenger airbag when it should be enabled or enable it when it should be disabled, increasingthe risk for injury. Authorized Cadillac dealers will begin to reprogram all affected passenger-...
  • E-Cigarettes Pose Health Hazards Legal News & Lawsuit Information
    Santa Clara, CA Research shows that serious health risks are associated with electronic cigarettes, including cancer. Health officials for more than a decade have warned consumers of e-cigarette side effects from toxic vapes that contain  additives in the liquid nicotine, which converts to high amounts of aldehydes and toxic chemicals. E-Cig...
  • Faulty Airbags Contributed to Deaths of Young Mother and Her Unborn Child
    Oct-9-14 Mount Airy, NC The woes recently affecting General Motors (GM) over ignition switches and, in a related issue, the relationship those defective switches have to airbag failure continue to mount. And while a steady stream of recalls appears to reflect the manufacturer’s pledge that no stone will be left unturned in its quest to stand behind its pr...
  • Fiat General Motors Settlement
    Fiat has accepted a $2 billion settlement which terminates an option that could have forced General Motors Corp. to purchase 90 percent of Fiat's auto unit. The companies have agreed to dissolve a 2000 partnership pact, and GM will return its 10 percent stake in Fiat's auto division. (Feb-13-05) [ ABC NEWS ] Legal Help If you have a similar p...
  • Settlements and Verdicts: General Motors Corp
    A $495 million dollar settlement has been reached between General Motors Corp. and plaintiffs in a number of lawsuits claiming that the company's pickup trucks were prone to explosion. Several suits have already been settled for an average of $1.6 million dollars each in regards to the company's 1973 to 1987 model year trucks, which were dangerous becaus...
  • GM Issues Third Massive Recall for Alleged Defective Power Steering
    Apr-1-14 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. In a statement, the automaker notes...
  • Vytorin Liver Damage and Heart Attack Risk
    Vytorin , a drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol, is a combination of the cholesterol-lowering Zetia and the statin Zocor. Since its FDA approval in 2004, serious Vytorin side effects have been reported, including Vytorin liver problems and statin cardiomyopathy , which can lead to Vytorin heart attack. Furthermore, the ENHANCE study in 2008 showed...
  • GM to Pay Motorists $90 Million for Defective Transmissions
    Tens of thousands of motorists across the US could receive reimbursement of expenses connected with defective transmissions in more than 90,000 Saturn economy cars. General Motors has agreed to pay an estimated $90 million, if approved, to settle the class action. The suit, filed nearly a year ago, alleges that the transmissions are "exceptionally pro...
  • GM Recall: “I Drove a Rolling Death Trap”
    Aug-12-14 Vancouver, BC “When I heard that my car was part of the GM recall, I felt like I was driving a rolling death trap,” says Joanne. Although she didn’t suffer an injury due to the General Motors faulty ignition switch , Joanne spent five stressful months worried that the ignition would turn off every time her car hit a bump in the road. ...
  • Venmar Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators Due to Fire Hazard
    Reports of Property Damage Venmar CES Inc., of Saskatoon, Canada is recalling about 3,400 Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators because the motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. To datae, Venmar CES has received three reports of ventilator motors overheating, resulting in fires which caused property damage. ...
  • What is a Lifetime's Exposure to Asbestos Worth?
    Sep-15-08 Rochester Hill, MI As an electrician at General Motors, Russell had plenty of contact with asbestos. In fact he had 20 years exposure to the lethal substance. Today, he has a spot on his lung, and needs an inhaler to help him climb stairs. He wonders if his prolonged exposure to asbestos in the workplace may have set in motion an irreversible disease, ca...
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