GM ignition switch lawsuit News

Investors Press Liability Case Against GM Directors Over Faulty Ignitions

General Motors Co. investors urged a judge to let their lawsuit proceed against the automaker’s board that they say was asleep at the switch while the company produced cars with faulty ignition systems that led to fatal accidents. More than …

GM Facing 104 Lawsuits Plus Class Action Tied to Car Defects

General Motors Co., which has come under media, congressional and courtroom scrutiny over fatalities caused by flawed ignition switches, is defending 104 death and injury lawsuits brought by those who blame accidents on defects in the company’s cars. Another 108 …

Judge Denies GM Bid to Merge California, New York Ignition Switch Suits

General Motors Co. lost a bid to merge a California county prosecutor’s lawsuit over faulty ignition switches with customer cases pending in New York that make similar accusations about the carmaker’s conduct and demand monetary compensation. U.S. District Judge Jesse …

Losing Bankruptcy Liability Shield Could Cost GM $2 Billion

Jesse Salazar III says an ignition- switch flaw in his 2008 Chevrolet HHR has depressed its value, and he wants manufacturer General Motors Co. to make it up to him. GM will argue in court filings later today that it …

GM Loses Bid to Dismiss Ignition-Switch Defect Cover-Up Claim

General Motors Co. has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch linked to the death of a Georgia woman in 2010. During a hearing on Saturday, Cobb County …

What Is GM’s Plan to Compensate Ignition-Switch Victims?

General Motors Co. may end up compensating many more people than the families of 13 victims it has linked to a faulty ignition switch, as it considers waiving key legal defenses in order to resolve injury and death cases out …

GM Looks to Settle Ignition Lawsuits, Avoid Punitive Damages

General Motors Co.’s lawyers have said the carmaker will face punitive damages over ignition switch defects if its customers go to trial, creating an urgent need to settle lawsuits. The automaker, which has said it wants to help accident victims, …

‘Old GM’ Customer Loses Appeal Over Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy judge’s decision that a General Motors Co. customer failed to state a valid claim against the estate of so-called Old GM was upheld by a federal judge in Manhattan. Such rulings don’t get overturned unless the court’s findings …

GM Ignition Defects Lawsuit in California Awaits Bankruptcy Ruling

A lawsuit against General Motors Co. in California over ignition-switch defects linked to 13 deaths was put on hold until a bankruptcy judge in New York rules on whether some compensation claims can be brought without violating a court order …

GM Asks Court to Enforce Bankruptcy Liability Shield Against Ignition Lawsuits

General Motors Co. filed a motion in a U.S. bankruptcy court to enforce a bar on lawsuits related to ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights a class action lawsuit that seeks to set aside …