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  • Melton Family Wants the Truth from GM
    May-20-14 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. With the US Justice Department, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and dozens of lawsuits barking at its heels, the Detroit auto giant has agreed to pay a $35 million fine after admitt...
  • GM Failed to Report Ignition Switch Design Change: NHTSA Wants Answers
    Mar-20-14 Detroit, MI When an automotive manufacturer makes a design change and switches a part that might be defective, there are a myriad of reporting protocols required, and with good reason. Regulatory agencies need to have such information on file in the event of a need for a recall. To that point, having that kind of information on hand is necessary to force a...
  • 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...
  • Plaintiffs Give Up on GM Faulty Ignition Switch Fund, Look to Courts Instead
    Apr-26-15 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 a...
  • Hagens Berman Expands National Takata Airbag Safety Recall Investigation
    Jan-20-15 SEATTLE (January 16, 2015) (Press Release) Attorneys at national consumer-rights law firm, Hagens Berman, already representing dozens of plaintiffs with Honda vehicles in class-action lawsuits against Takata, have expanded their national investigation regarding the Takata airbag safety defect affecting millions of vehicles and linked to at least five fatal...
  • LawyersandSettlements.com Releases Its Top 10 Legal News Topics For 2014
    Dec-30-14 Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) (December 29, 2014) Pharmaceutical drugs and devices continued to be some of the most popular legal news topics at LawyersandSettlements.com during 2014. This year, anti-coagulants, testosterone, the GM ignition switch recall (airbags) and recalled hip replacements top the list of popular legal topics and lawsuit news at the legal ne...
  • Airbag Injury Lawsuits—More to Come?
    Jul-17-14 Luzerne County, PA A teenager was left with permanent brain injuries after his airbags failed to deploy in a car crash back in 2011. An airbag injury lawsuit was filed on his behalf against General Motors on July 14, which begs the question: Now that the public is aware of the General Motors faulty ignition switch recall, will more people who suffered...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brain Injury Lawsuit Stems from GM Ignition Switch Recall
    Apr-7-14 Adams, MN It was a wrongful death lawsuit that put automotive juggernaut General Motors (GM) on a long road of contrition littered with a growing collection of recalls. However, it is expected that a plethora of additional lawsuits will grow from the recalls. To that end, the recent blockbuster recall involving allegedly faulty ignition switches on certain...
  • 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...
  • Airbag Failure Leaves Canadian Scratching His Head
    Jul-12-12 Hamilton, ON A recent addition to the General Motors lineup advertised as making a significant impact around the globe, did not leave the best impression on the owner of a Chevrolet Cruze when an impact failed to deploy one of the car's ten on-board airbags. The failure leaves the frustrated owner to stew about the potential for defective airbags , and...
  • Investors Recoup Losses from J.P. Morgan Investment
    Jul-7-11 Washington, DC It is one thing to knowingly invest in an entity that puts the assets of an ERISA plan at risk. Such a move would prove a violation of fiduciary duty on the part of an employee stock plan manager. At the same time, however, prudent fund managers will invest their funds in legitimate, seemingly safe investments—only to find out afte...
  • Stock Broker Arbitration Yields Award for Claimants
    Jan-19-11 Garden City, NY When it comes to stock broker arbitration , claimants may realize they can file a stock broker fraud claim against their broker, but they may not realize that an arbitration can be filed against financial firms, as well. Although stock broker arbitration is commonly linked to individual brokers, when financial firms have acted inappropri...
  • Oshawa's Loss Could Be Michigan's Gain
    Jan-9-10 Detroit, MI Michigan's economy has been hit hard in the past few years, due in large part to the decline of the automotive industry and the onset of the US economic crisis. Now a dispute appears to be brewing between General Motors (GM) assembly plants in Michigan and Canada. It remains to be seen whether Michigan employment laws can or will be brought...
  • 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...
  • Asbestos Mesothelioma and General Motors
    Jun-9-09 Flint, MI Dianna's father, Jerrold, has lung cancer, which has also traveled to his brain. Diagnosed in March 2008, his doctor said he had months to live. But he has defied the prognosis and is currently investigating the possibility that his illness may be the result of asbestos exposure – that he may have asbestos mesothelioma . "My father worked...
  • Man awarded $30 million in mesothelioma lawsuit
    Dec-19-08 Newark, NJ Mark Buttitta finally got his day in court – but he had to die to do it. Mark contracted asbestos mesothelioma which caused his death. Mark's estate sued the companies that caused his asbestos exposure and won. His estate was just awarded $30.3 million. Mark was only 50 years old when he died from asbestos mesothelioma in 2002. He was a...
  • Inadvertently Exposed to Asbestos
    Mar-6-08 Lewisville, TX Nate's dad worked at General Motors (GM) for 42 years; he is now on disability and has been diagnosed with asbesteosis . Nate's mother died from lung cancer two years ago. "Is it possible that the whole family could have been exposed to asbestos , just from my dad's clothing, from doing the laundry together?" he asks. "Spots showed up...
  • Car Crashworthiness: Not All Vehicles Are Completely Safe
    Sep-7-07 Jackson, MS We expect that our vehicles are crashworthy and safe to drive. Unfortunately, vehicles are not always as safe as they seem. They may have defective parts or design flaws that make them dangerous and cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. Following are lawsuits filed regarding the safety of vehicles. In some cases, the plaintif...
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