GM ignition switch lawsuit News

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 …

Bankruptcy Order Could Shield GM from Ignition Switch Claims

Lawyers looking to sue General Motors Co. after its global recall of 1.6 million vehicles over an ignition defect may find their path blocked by a judge’s order five years ago in the company’s reorganization. Allegations about deaths or economic …

Lawsuit Filed Against General Motors Over Ignition-Switch Recall Losses

General Motors Co. was sued on behalf of vehicle owners over an ignition flaw in some small- model cars as it faces regulators’ questions about this year’s recall of 1.6 million vehicles. Bob Hilliard, one of the lawyers who filed …